Younger seamer Titas Sadhu prepared for England, Australia Tests


It is an irony that the Indian cricket board which hosts two girls’s Tests – India play high sides England and Australia this month – does not conduct any home red-ball event. Will this depart the Indian bowlers underprepared? Titas Sadhu, who has been chosen for the T20 collection in opposition to England and the one-off Tests in opposition to England and Australia, although is absolutely ready to tackle the problem at 19.

Titas Sadhu (R) celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s Anushka Sanjeewani (AFP)

“In Bengal, we have plenty of tournaments which are played with red ball. So, it’s not that I have not been bowling with the red ball at all. Also, at the National Cricket Academy during the camp we all played a four-day game with the red ball just a few days ago. So, the preparations have been going well to take on England and Australia in the T20s and Tests,” stated Sadhu.

Stay tuned with breaking news on HT Channel on Facebook. Join Now

The younger pacer was the star in India’s victories within the U-19 World Cup remaining in South Africa and the Asian Games gold medal in Hangzhou. The Bengal bowler was additionally a part of the Indian rising U-23 group which lifted the Asia Cup in Hong Kong.

“It was wonderful to be part of the U-19 World Cup. The pride we all felt that evening was unimaginable. And the Asian Games was special as it was my debut series (with the senior team). I was very fortunate to play in the senior team and do well in the final. I think I was a bit lucky also in the Asian Games final as the Sri Lanka wickets started to tumble,” stated Sadhu, who bagged match-winning figures of two/6 within the U-19 World Cup remaining in opposition to England and three/6 within the Asian Games remaining.

So, what does it imply for Sadhu, who appears as much as India tempo legend Jhulan Goswami, to get chosen within the Test group in opposition to England and Australia at such an early age?

“I will give my 100 percent when given a chance to play. Teams like England and Australia do not give the opposition much to take away. It would be an out of the world experience to bowl at someone like Nat Sciver who can change the complexion of the match within minutes irrespective of the format,” stated Titas, who idolises Australia quick bowler Pat Cummins.

With simply two T20Is below her belt, Sadhu – she performed for Delhi Capitals, runners-up within the inaugural Women’s Premier League earlier this yr – needs to take advantage of the possibility, with inputs supplied by Goswami, who can also be the Bengal senior girls’s group mentor. “Jhulu di is an icon for me. Her presence is important not only for me but all Bengal players. She is like family. She has always told me not to think too much, just bowl fast. I have added more pace to my bowling. When you are playing at a good level, the preparation too goes up. That has helped me too.” Renuka Singh and Pooja Vastrakar are the skilled pacers within the facet.

“I have enjoyed the opportunities I have got. The U-19 World Cup win was the launchpad. I hope to deliver the goods at the senior level too and make a mark.”

Content Source:

Related Stories