Cowan remains positive despite poor form

Updated: April 20, 2012, 8:49 PM IST
Cowan remains positive despite poor form

Port of Spain: When Australian selectors meet to select a team, opener Ed Cowan is most likely to lose his place because of poor form, but he remains positive about his own game.

"I feel like my game is in good order. There's a big difference between being out of runs and out of form and I feel a little bit out of runs," Cowan told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"I don't feel like I'm going out there as a walking wicket and that I'm going to get knocked over, so that's good. I feel like I'm not only good enough to be playing at this level but contributing. And dominating on my good days, it hasn't quite worked out yet," he added.

However, Cowan feels that he is now an improved player for the experience "in such foreign conditions".

"For example, playing against offspin, I feel like I've found a way that can now work here and in the subcontinent, and you don't have to do that back home because there aren't that many wickets that turn," he added.

In the ongoing Test series against the West Indies, Cowan has scored 96 runs at an average of 24.
"It's frustrating to get through what's the hardest time of batting and then to get out when the ball is getting softer. I think in these conditions to ground out 40 or 50 is a bloody good day. To grind out 20 doesn't look good but it still feels like you've given some contribution to the team, not just taken the shine off the ball for the other blokes," Cowan said.

"And if your worst days are 20s and 30s and you start turning them into really good days, you start turning into a really good player," he added.

First Published: April 20, 2012, 8:49 PM IST

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