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, Staff India is brimming with confidence. After defeating Australia in their very own den for the second consecutive time, India will probably be fancying their probabilities in opposition to the English in England.
This will probably be an extended Take a look at sequence. Virat Kohli‘s males are scheduled to play 5 Exams in opposition to England. The opening Take a look at will probably be performed from August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
24-year-old medium pacer Avesh Khan, who was one in every of Delhi Capitals’ standout bowlers in IPL 2021, earlier than the match was suspended will probably be travelling with the Indian crew to the UK as one in every 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 Photograph)
“After the Australia triumph, a win in England will probably be stunning. I’m certain 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 should play the Kiwis within the remaining of the World Take a look at championship. The winner will probably 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 massive match (India vs NZ WTC remaining) for us. Our crew has reached this degree after profitable quite a lot of matches. We’re only one win away from the title. Our crew is trying assured and stable and may beat New Zealand. I’m assured we’ll win the title,” Avesh additional stated.
LIKE NATARAJAN, AVESH READY FOR EVERY CHALLENGE
Tamil Nadu speedster T Natarajan was picked as a internet bowler for the Australia sequence. Nonetheless because of sure accidents he went on to grow 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 will probably be prepared if an identical scenario arises in England, Avesh stated ‘he’s prepared for each alternative’.
Avesh Khan (TOI Photograph)
“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 lots and am not interested by anything. If a possibility comes, I’ll seize it with each fingers,” Avesh instructed TimesofIndia.com.
“All I wish to do is give my greatest. Be it within the nets or coaching periods, I wish to be on high of every little thing. I will probably be making ready Indian batsmen on the nets. Natarajan went as a internet bowler (to Australia) and when he received the chance, he delivered. If I’m given probabilities by my captain and coaches, I will probably be prepared.” he stated.
LEARNING FROM DHAWAN AND BONHOMIE WITH PANT
Avesh was a part of India’s 2016 Beneath-19 World Cup marketing campaign which additionally had the likes of Rishabh Pant, his IPL crew 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 Beneath-19 days. We’re actually good mates and have understanding between us. Shikhar bhai helped me lots in the course of the matches. He has taught me the best way to hold calm in crunch conditions. He has motivated me lots in the course of the match (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 match was referred to as off indefinitely after gamers and help workers of assorted franchises examined constructive for Covid-19.
“IPL taught me lots. Forward of the IPL, I had labored lots on my line and size. I had some plans. These plans labored rather well for me within the IPL. Dismissing massive gamers like Faf, Virat bhaiya and Dhoni bhai was a giant 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.