Adam Lyth comes out on Facebook to thank supporters and selectors
Adam Lyth the English opener has come out on Facebook to express his disappointment over his form during the Ashes and he said it has only made him hungrier to play and perform better, reports ESPNcricinfo.
English media has widely expressed that Lyth be dropped from the upcoming UAE tour of Pakistan, due to his woeful form over the last five matches where he has scored only 115 runs at an average of 12.77. Lyth took to Facebook to say he still has a considerable amount of cricket left in him and that he would have to prove himself for Yorkshire to seal his place in the English starting XI.
In his 900 word statement on Facebook he thanked the selectors for sticking by him through his highs and lows, "I don't really pay attention to people talking about who will open in the UAE with Alastair Cook, it's completely out of my hands who the selectors pick. I know exactly what I have to do and that is score big runs for Yorkshire, it's as simple as that... It really does mean a hell of a lot that the captain, coach and selectors have stuck with me,” Lyth said.
Lyth also thanked his followers for all the “incredible support”, such failures can be devastating and can also result in players giving up on the sport due to depression, like ex- England No.3 Jonathan Trott did after the first Test in Brisbane in 2014 to think if he was still up for games at the international level.
"I have only played seven Tests at the minute and to have achieved that is fantastic. Hopefully there are many more matches and many more series to come but I know I need to go back to Yorkshire and score lots of runs. This experience has made me hungrier, you don't become a bad player overnight and you don't in five games either,” he wrote. "It could have gone better on a personal note but that's cricket and that can happen when you're facing one of the best attacks in the world on testing pitches. Going forwards I have learnt a lot in this series and hopefully I can go back to Yorkshire, score some runs and help them with the County Championship.
"I can't really put my low scores down to one thing. The Aussies have bowled well in testing conditions, I have copped some decent balls, but I've played some bad shots which I'm disappointed about."
Let us hope he comes back into the International front soon and seals his place in the England side with convincing performances for Yorkshire.
Adam Lyth is the first player in Test history to make 5 consecutive scores between 10 & 20 whilst opening the batting pic.twitter.com/HBBLKLd9c6— Test Match Special (@bbctms) August 22, 2015