Jack Brooks is ready and raring to go and confident of a winning start for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire this weekend.
“We’ve got a good recent record against Notts, and we tend to play some pretty good cricket at home. We know how to play to these conditions,” said the new ball seamer ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Emerald Headingley.
Yorkshire are unbeaten against Notts in the Specsavers County Championship since early 2011, a relegation year for the White Rose.
Since then, they have won four and drawn five against them.
Brooks arrived at Headingley ahead of 2012 and has taken 34 wickets from seven appearances against Notts, who started this summer on a high with victory over Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford, their first match back in Division One after a summer away.
“They’re a good side and were when they went down the year before last,” continued Brooks. “They just struggled for form.
“They’ve got some decent internationals and a good solid overseas batsman in Ross Taylor. I’d imagine they are still on a high after the summer they had last year, winning a couple of trophies.
“They did well against Lancs and will be a tough test.
“Mind you, every team in Division One will be. The strength of it is ridiculous. You can’t predict who will finish where, and you just need to get on a bit of a roll.”