Dom Sibley inspired to lose weight by work ethic of senior England players

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England opener says the fitness shown by Root, Stokes and Buttler in the heat of Sri Lanka made him determined to stop coasting

Dom Sibley was greeted with a “Hello, Fridge” from Joe Root when he first joined the England set-up last winter. But now a more slimline version of the Warwickshire opener heads into his first Test on home soil after shedding 12kg during lockdown.

Sibley has never found his bulky 6ft 3in frame to be a hindrance when it comes to run-scoring and bar this nickname around the squad – a likely nod to William Perry, the former American footballer – it has scarcely been mentioned in dispatches.

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Written by Ali Martin
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/jul/06/dom-sibley-england-west-indies-weight-loss-work-ethic-self-conscious under the title “Dom Sibley inspired to lose weight by work ethic of senior England players”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.