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Reece Topley pleased with his performances

Reece Topley pleased with his performances
Reece Topley picked up six wickets for England from the four games against Pakistan at an average of 26.33.
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England fast bowler Reece Topley expressed satisfaction over his performances in the recently concluded One-Day International series against Pakistan.

Topley picked up six wickets from the four games against Pakistan at an average of 26.33 while managing to maintain an economy rate of 4.40.

Admitting that his performances have been a pleasant surprise to him, Topley feels that he has learnt a lot since making his debut for England in September against Australia.

"I am very proud to be where I am and feel very privileged," Topley said.

“To get the series win and play how I have played, is a surprise firstly and very pleasing.

"It's been tricky, that was the case all along.

“But I think I've learnt quite quickly since I have been here.”

The 21-year-old has a first-class record of 125 wickets from 31 matches at an average of 25.78 which includes seven five-wicket hauls and two 10-wicket hauls.

Considering the significant progress he has made over the last year, Topley is now targeting a berth for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India.

"The experience I've had through the England pathways from the academies and age groups has been put to practice.

“A year ago I wouldn't have said that was a possibility [to be named in the World Twenty20 squad]," he said.

"We're all fighting for places and it's a healthy competition to have, you need that rather than having a given side.

“You want people fighting for their place and earning the right to be on that flight.”

England’s next assignment is the three-match T20 International series against Pakistan, which begins on 26th November.

Topley believes that the T20I series against Pakistan will be a very good platform to measure their team performance ahead of the mega event in 2016.

"From a team perspective it'll be a good way to gauge where we are.

“We don't have too many T20s in international cricket throughout the year but three in a row will be a good chance to measure where we are and work on our T20 game."

The previous T20I series between the two teams in the United Arab Emirates ended with England completing a 2-1 victory in 2012.

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