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Alzarri Joseph Hopes 'Weak Link' Tag Will Work to his Advantage in England Tests

The 23-year-old Joseph has played nine Tests so far is a part of the quartet led by Shannon Gabriel along with Kemar Roach and Jason Holder for company.

PTI |June 28, 2020, 3:04 PM IST
Alzarri Joseph Hopes 'Weak Link' Tag Will Work to his Advantage in England Tests

He might be perceived as the weakest link in the West Indies pace attack but young Alzarri Joseph believes that being relatively "unknown" entity will work to his advantage during the upcoming Test series against England starting 8 July.

The West Indies will be playing a three-Test series against England in a bio-secure environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the first of its kind in the sport.

The 23-year-old Joseph has played nine Tests so far is a part of the quartet led by Shannon Gabriel along with Kemar Roach and Jason Holder for company.

"Obviously those three guys have a lot more experience than I do," Joseph was quoted as saying by the 'Cricbuzz'.

"I'd think more often than not, teams would see me as the weaker link. I think my job is to come in and just back those bowlers (up) and keep the pressure on.

"It's not necessarily because of age, but because of the number of matches I've played compared to the other three bowlers," the young right arm fast bowler added.

But not being known has its set of advantages as well.

"I could use it as an advantage - I know my abilities and they might not know. But once I turn up on the day and get the job done, I know I can get on top of any opponent.

"I see this tour as an opportunity for me to help the team to get higher up the rankings. Any opportunity I get to play, I'll take it, and whatever the captain and the team require me to do, I'll put my best foot forward."

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3 India 3085 114
4 England 3466 105
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