The last few months in Indian cricket have been a magical journey not only for the team but also for many players. While many veterans and the preferred first-choice of the XI era were injured, those on the standby list took a turn and the untested players proved the winners of the match, making the historic Australian test doubly memorable and inspiring for India. Motivated by these stories, Abhimanyu Easwaran wants to be ready and well prepared for the match before each test, anticipating the upcoming tour in England, where he is announced among the players in standby mode.
India will play two different test races in England in the summer – the World Cup final against New Zealand, starting on June 18, and a series of five matches in England later in August – leaving Isvaran six chances to influence
“Yes, I am a player on standby, but as we saw in the Australian series, anyone can be required at any point in the tour. So my role will be to keep ready for the match and adapt to the English conditions and is preparing in the same way, given that I may need the next test. And when I get it, I will have to do my best, “said the Bengal cricketer during his exclusive interview with TV cricket. in India on Monday.
Mohamed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Aksar Patel, all of whom were on the waiting list for the stellar Indian test country, had a huge impact when the opportunists hit their path and now became an integral part of the team. But Isvaran was inspired by T Natarajan, who will miss this England tour due to an injury he suffered during IPL 2021
“It motivates me a lot because I’ve played with all these players and I know how hard they put in it. And to go there as a reserve player, get a chance and then come out as the player who won the match. A very inspiring story. I was especially inspired by T Natarajan, who had not played in any of India’s formats at the time, “he added.
Speaking about the WTC final, Easwaran acknowledged that New Zealand will have an advantage in the race, given that they will play England in a test series before the final, but he expressed the view that India will get enough time to adapt to conditions.
“New Zealand will definitely have the advantage because it will compete in the back of a series of high-intensity tests. But the Indian team will also get a lot of time to adapt to the conditions. We will get there on June 2 and so on. “We have about two weeks to prepare for the match. And we also have a lot of players in the squad who have toured England before. So I believe that both teams will be somewhat equally prepared for the final,” he said.