Turning to Merlyn to counter Kuldeep

England all-rounder Chris Jordan, despite having no clue against Kuldeep Yadav in the first T20I, insisted that his team doesn’t have issues facing quality spin.

“We are not at all worried (about playing spin). We’ve got some very experienced players in our dressing room — some very, very good players of spin,” he said.

A majority of the English batsmen practised with the spin-bowling machine, Merlyn, which was last used ahead of the 2005 Ashes to get the players ready for facing Shane Warne.

“Merlyn is a good addition, especially when you don’t have someone to replicate bowling chinaman. It is ‘over-training’ actually as Merlyn spins and bounces a lot more. But if you come out of a Merlyn session, you’re in pretty good order,” he said.

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