Will do my preparations, give my 100 per cent in England: Standby bowler Avesh Khan

Written by Vipin Darwade

Delhi Capitals’s (DC) 24-year-old pacer Avesh Khan is gearing up for the upcoming England tour after being named in the standby list alongside 3 other players — Abhimanyu Easwaran, Prasidh Krishna and Arzan Nagwaswalla.

The Madhya Pradesh bowler impressed one and all in his 8 matches for DC in now-postponed IPL 2021. Avesh took as many as 14 wickets, the joing second-highest along with Rajasthan Royals’ Chris Morris. The duo took only 3 wickets less than of Royal Challenger Bangalores’ (RCB) Harshal Patel.

During the Australia tour, a lot of injuries surfaced, giving chances to net bowlers like T Natarajan, Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar to play in the eleven.

“I have travelled as net bowler with Team India to South Africa as well. I was with the squad during 2019 World Cup in England also, was them during the home Test series against England. I have been with the Indian squad during Asia Cup also. It gives a very good opportunity. I am a standby bowler for the upcoming England tour and if someone gets injured I might get a chance to play. I will do my preparations for the tour. I have to play and give my 100 per cent,” Avesh Khan told ESPNcricinfo.

India England tour gets underway with the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton. Virat kohli-led side will then face England in a 5-match Test series starting August 4.

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