Bresnan says he doesn’t need rest, but admits injuries can’t be avoided

London: England and Yorkshire fast bowler Tim Bresnan has claimed that he is raring to have another go at his opponents in other parts of the world, saying that he does not require rest.

However, he says it is almost impossible for England’s fast bowlers to avoid injury, as the intensity at which they are expected to perform is quite high.

Bresnan warned that if coach Andy Flower tries to rest him in any form of the game, he will have to be dragged kicking and screaming from the dressing room.

Bresnan says he hates any time away from the action.

“I was injured earlier in the season, missing the Test series against Sri Lanka, and hated every minute of it. Sure, it’s a big workload playing in all three formats, but I love playing for my country and I am not going to turn down any games while I’m fit and healthy,” the Daily Express quoted him, as saying.

Although he conceded that the wins over India took a lot out of the squad, he cannot wait to get his teeth into the Twenty20 boot camp this week and then the return one-day series in India next month.

“I want to be part of every bit of England’s cricket. You are going to get a long time with your feet up at the end of a career and who knows when that might be,” he said.

Bresnan, who has been rewarded for his remarkable consistency and improvement in all formats with a central contract for the next 12 months, and is confident that they can beat West Indies in the two T20s at The Oval on Friday and Sunday. But he knows India away next month will be tough.


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