Zaheer Khan Names The Bowler He Wants To See In Test Team
The former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan, who is known for delivering goods on a regular basis, reveals his bowler name to join the likes of Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Test format of the game. Yeah, you guessed it right, he picked Navdeep Saini, who can clock 150KMPH on a consistent basis.
Saini made his international debut during the tour of West Indies and immediately made an impact picking up 3/17 in the first T20I at Lauderhill, where he constantly clocked near 150KMPH. Navdeep Saini, who has been a nets bowler for India since before the World Cup, has caught attention through his pace, and that is one of the many assets of the 23-year-old pacer.
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Navdeep Saini has got the pace and consistency – Zaheer Khan
The interaction with Zaheer was arranged by Abu Dhabi T10 League, of which he will be a part and official broadcasters Sony Pictures Sports Network. Saini is making all the right noises and impressed in the T20I series against West Indies and then stayed on further to train with the squad. However, he wants to keep at it, keep churning out the overs as he wants to play Test cricket for India.Zaheer Khan. Credits: Twitter
Even as the Delhi pacer has played only five T20Is so far, former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan wants to see him playing in the longest format of the game. Talking to the reporters, Zaheer stressed that the Test format ‘suits’ Saini.
“It’s important that the guys who are not part of the team are pushing those in the team,” Zaheer said, when asked about the side’s bench strength. It’s important that the guys on the fringe keep themselves motivated through the chances they get in domestic matches and India A games.”Navdeep Saini (Credits – Twitter)
”I would love to see Umesh come back, I would like to see Saini get a chance in the longer format as that’s the format that suits him. Saini has got the pace and consistency in length.”
However, the Indian team management sees Saini as a future prospect in red-ball cricket. To groom him in the longest format of the game, the management used him as a net bowler in the Test series against West Indies and the youngster said he learnt a lot from his experience with the senior team.