If you are a cricket fan then you must hear the name of Dom Bess who performed consistently for England from last 1 year. There was a time when this cricketer also struggled with some mental health issues like depression. But today, he became the best spinner in England. He has contributed for England with both bat and bowl. In the current series between England Vs India, he has taken 4 wickets in the first inning and also scored some handy runs. He got the wicket of the most stylish batsman, Virat Kohli. Today, in this post, we will get to know who is dom Bess and how he started his career.
Dom Bess Info
He was born on Jul 22, 1997, in Exeter Devon. He is a Right-handed Batsman and Right-arm off-break bowler who made his Test debut against Pakistan and the match was played at Lord’s, May 24, 2018. In this match, He scored 5 runs in the first inning and scored Valuable 57 Runs in the second Inning. He has played for England, Devon, England Lions, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI in this career.
He has played 13 test matches and got chance to bat in 17 innings. He was also remained Not out in 6 innings. His average is 26.64 and the highest score is 57 Runs. In these 13 test matches, he has taken 35 wickets and the best bowling figures are 5/30 in an innings and 8/130 in a Match. He has taken five wickets for two times in an inning.
He has also taken 4 wickets in the first inning against India in the 1st test match. India is the best team which plays spin beautifully. If any bowler can bowl beautifully against India then yes, this is an achievement. He also scored some handy runs in this match and it will be more interesting to see how he bowls against India in the 2nd innings too. The four test match series against India will be very crucial for Dom Bess as there he can show his skills.
There was time when Dom Bess was not doing very well in the test matches and Jack Leach was performing very well. There was no chance for Him to play for England. But in the absense of jack leach, who broke his thumb, he got his maden call to play for England.
In first some matches, he contributed with the Bat but he was failed to deliver with Bowl. Due to this, he failed to get his spot in the England Team. Die to this, he was in depression for some time. Bess told Trescothick that “I was lost. I just wanted to be home. I didn’t want to play cricket”.
He did hard work and now from last some matches, he bowled beautifully and taken 5 wickets for two times.