London: England’s Tim Bresnan insists that he can be an all-rounder for the team following his heroics in the Trent Bridge Test against India, where he came mighty close to the rare double of scoring a century and taking a five wicket haul in the same Test.
Bresnan nabbed the five wickets, but was dismissed for 90 in the second innings.
Only South Africa’s Jacques Kallis has completed the all-rounders’ double in the last 15 years.
Only two Englishmen in Test history have achieved it, Tony Greig, once, and Ian Botham an incredible five times.
When asked if he can see himself as an all-rounder for England, Bresnan said: “I thought I already was one. I do think I can be an all-rounder at No.7 in Test cricket.”
“Why wouldn’t I? I’ve scored two 90s in my seven Test innings and taken consistent wickets. It would be great to do that but the make-up of the team is for the management. All I can do is perform as well as possible and hopefully give them that option if they want it,” he added.
Currently, Bresnan is regarded as a bowler who bats and comes in at No.8 rather than the classic all-rounder’s position of 6 or 7, a leading daily reported.