They received in 1971 (underneath Ajit Wadekar’s captaincy), in 1986 (underneath Kapil Dev’s captaincy), and in 2007 (underneath Rahul Dravid’s captaincy). After 2007, India toured England 3 times, however could not clinch the sequence (2011, 2014 & 2018).
However, this time, Crew India is brimming with confidence. After defeating Australia in their very own den for the second consecutive time, India shall be fancying their possibilities in opposition to the English in England.
This shall be a protracted Take a look at sequence. Virat Kohli‘s males are scheduled to play 5 Checks in opposition to England. The opening Take a look at shall be performed from August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
24-year-old medium pacer Avesh Khan, who was considered one of Delhi Capitals’ standout bowlers in IPL 2021, earlier than the event was suspended shall be travelling with the Indian group to the UK as considered one of 4 standby gamers. Avesh is assured that India will emerge victorious in opposition to the Three Lions this time.
Avesh Khan (BCCI/IPL/PTI Picture)
“After the Australia triumph, a win in England shall be lovely. I’m positive Virat bhai will take India to a sequence win in England,” Avesh instructed Timesofindia.com in an unique interview.
However earlier than the Take a look at sequence in opposition to England, India must play the Kiwis within the remaining of the World Take a look at championship. The winner shall be topped the Take a look at champions of the world, whatever the rankings. That match will start on June 18 on the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
“It’s a huge match (India vs NZ WTC remaining) for us. Our group has reached this degree after successful various matches. We’re only one win away from the title. Our group is trying assured and strong and may beat New Zealand. I’m assured we are going to win the title,” Avesh additional mentioned.
LIKE NATARAJAN, AVESH READY FOR EVERY CHALLENGE
Tamil Nadu speedster T Natarajan was picked as a internet bowler for the Australia sequence. Nonetheless attributable to sure accidents he went on to turn out to be part of the Indian tempo armoury and made his worldwide debut in all three codecs on the identical tour (Australia), turning into the primary Indian cricketer to take action. And he delivered.
On being requested if he shall be prepared if the same scenario arises in England, Avesh mentioned ‘he’s prepared for each alternative’.
Avesh Khan (TOI Picture)
“I’m focussed on the England tour now. I’ve been included within the stand-by gamers’ checklist. I’m simply eager to be taught loads and am not fascinated about the rest. If a chance comes, I’ll seize it with each palms,” Avesh instructed TimesofIndia.com.
“All I wish to do is give my finest. Be it within the nets or coaching classes, I wish to be on prime of the whole lot. I shall be getting ready Indian batsmen on the nets. Natarajan went as a internet bowler (to Australia) and when he bought the chance, he delivered. If I’m given possibilities by my captain and coaches, I shall be prepared.” he mentioned.
LEARNING FROM DHAWAN AND BONHOMIE WITH PANT
Avesh was a part of India’s 2016 Below-19 World Cup marketing campaign which additionally had the likes of Rishabh Pant, his IPL group Delhi Capitals’ captain. They each perceive one another and their on-field coordination and bonhomie is fairly evident.
“I’ve performed with Rishabh in the course of the Below-19 days. We’re actually good mates and have an excellent understanding between us. Shikhar bhai helped me loads in the course of the matches. He has taught me how you can hold calm in crunch conditions. He has motivated me loads in the course of the event (IPL),” Avesh instructed TimesofIndia.com.
Avesh, who was the very best wicket-taker for India within the U-19 World Cup marketing campaign in 2016, with 12 scalps in 6 matches, claimed 14 wickets in 8 matches in IPL 2021 earlier than the event was referred to as off indefinitely after gamers and assist workers of varied franchises examined constructive for Covid-19.
“IPL taught me loads. Forward of the IPL, I had labored loads on my line and size. I had some plans. These plans labored very well for me within the IPL. Dismissing huge gamers like Faf, Virat bhaiya and Dhoni bhai was an enormous factor for me. Virat bhaiya’s and Dhoni bhai’s had been my two favorite wickets within the IPL (2021). It was an enormous studying expertise for me,” Avesh signed off.