Billings credits Dravid for improving his footwork against spin

Sport360 staff 12:47 11/01/2017
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Billings in action during the IPL.

Billings scored 93 as the visitors won the game by three wickets after chasing down a target of 305.

While English batsmen have struggled against spin all through the winter, Billings looked at ease during his time in the middle as he tackled the Indian duo of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.

Speaking after the match, the 25-year-old credited former Indian batsman Rahul Dravid for improving his footwork against spin.

The English right-handed batsman represented the Delhi Daredevils – the franchise mentored by Dravid – in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2016.

“It’s (IPL) definitely going to help. My footwork against spin improved just in the six weeks here working with Rahul Dravid, one of the best players ever to play the game. It’s an amazing experience and one I would like to have again,” said Billings.

“Spin is to play a massive part, Ashwin and Jadeja are the best in the world as well; We have got quite a few guys with lots of experience over here now.”

India A and England XI will play in another warm-up match on Thursday, before the first ODI takes place on Sunday at Pune.

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