May 3, 2014

England cricket

The road ahead for Nick Compton

In an interview with Nick Hoult for the Telegraph, Nick Compton, the England opener, opens up about his career, the disappointment of being dropped from the Test squad last year, and his plans for the future.

His first reaction was anger and his comment at the time that he had not been given a "fair crack of the whip" upset the overly sensitive England hierarchy. "It was just the emotion of the time. I obviously just wanted to play for England but the comments did not go down very well, there is no doubt about that. I know you have to get your head down and score runs and let the selectors do their job which is a tough one." A trek to Peru's lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu, was a chance for reflection and calmed the anger. He has started this season feeling more relaxed than ever and determined to explode the image of the intense batsmen consumed by self-doubt.

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