Sreesanth: "Warwickshire taught me a lot"

Shanthakumaran Sreesanth
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Indian bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth pays tribute to the coaching of Allan Donald after he took three wickets in the second Test against England.

Indian bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth believes that his time in county cricket with Warwickshire led to his fine performance on the opening day of the second Test with England.

Sreesanth took the wickets of Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior at Trent Bridge to help restrict England to 221 runs in their first innings.

The 28-year-old paid tribute to the coaching he received from former South Africa great Allan Donald while at Warwickshire in 2009.

"Those four months with Warwickshire taught me a lot," Sreesanth said. "I spent a lot of time with Allan Donald, who told me to add a few variations in my bowling style.

"Until then I only used to bowl outswingers but Allan taught me on how to bring the ball in."

Sreesanth was included in the Indian side for the second Test after Zaheer Khan failed to recover from injury.

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