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taken 950 Test wickets between us. We’re doing the best we can. We’re trying to perform to turn this team around.
“I know we’ve been on a really bad run of form this winter and the first Test here and in these situations you need players to stand up and put in match-winning performances.
“We’ll try to block out the noise from whoever is shouting out.
“When you suffer a heavy defeat there’s always a lot of noise around. Lots more opinions come out. This has to be done; that has to be done. The outside noise is always there and it’s a bit louder when you perform badly.
“That’s something you’ve just got to deal with as a sportsman and block out as best you can.”
The 35-year-old added: “I don’t think there is a problem.
“I just think we’re potentially low on confidence. You suffer a few defeats and you need something special to turn it around.
“It needs something just to turn it round, a bit of luck or something. I think it’s quite easy for the confidence of the team to take a hit when you have a defeat like that.
“So it’s going to take some special individual performances this week.
“If you get one or two individuals standing up, then people can piggyback on that and get confidence from other people’s performances as well.”
Surrey left-arm seamer Sam Curran, 19, has been drafted into the squad as cover for Ben Stokes, who is suffering with a tight left hamstring.