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Got responsibility during IPL, utilised it nicely: Avesh Khan | Cricket News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Pace bowler Avesh Khan, who has been included as stand-by within the India squad for the Test tour of England and can journey with the crew, says his efficiency within the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) has offered him lots of confidence.
“I played all the matches [for Delhi Capitals] this time, so I was definitely feeling very confident. I bowled very well. The team also won matches. We were at the top of the table so I was feeling very confident,” Khan, who picked 14 wickets in eight matches, advised IANS.

Khan was second, together with Chris Morris, within the race for Purple Cap, awarded to the best wicket-taker of the event. The IPL was, nevertheless, postponed on the midway stage after the IPL bio-bubble burst and 4 groups had been impacted by Coronavirus.
“I got responsibility and I utilised it very well. I bowled at every stage ? with the new ball, middle-overs and death overs. The team’s coaches and captain gave me a lot of confidence so whatever situation I got I did really well every time,” stated Avesh.
The 24-yr-previous proper-arm pacer performed in all eight of DC’s matches this season. Across the final 4 editions, from 2017 to 2020, he performed in solely 9 matches.
The Indore-based Khan, who represents Madhya Pradesh in home cricket, has been doing nicely in first-class cricket. He has 100 wickets in 26 first-class video games. In the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20s this season, he picked 14 wickets in 5 matches to be third within the listing of wicket-takers.
Khan picked 28 wickets in 5 Ranji Trophy matches within the 2019-20 season; this season the event was cancelled as a consequence of Covid-19. Prior to that, in 2018-19, he picked 35 wickets in seven matches.
Khan was the best wicket-taker for MP in each the seasons. While there have been different bowlers from different states who took extra wickets, Avesh’s wealthy haul got here in a restricted quantity of matches. The 2020-21 season didn’t occur.
“I have been doing well in domestic cricket over the past two seasons, but IPL has got me into limelight. In Mushtaq Ali too this year, I have 14 wickets in five matches,” stated the tall tempo bowler who was picked as a internet bowler for the Test collection towards England.
Asked if switching from T20 mode to Test mode will likely be robust and what adjustments he expects to make to his bowling, Avesh stated, “Consistency on good length area is important there. The more I do that, the better it will be. Test match is about patience. The more you bowl with patience in the good length area the better it will be.”
Khan feels the arrogance gained in IPL helps gamers. “Confidence in IPL helps. If you do well there, your confidence goes up. Focus improves and importantly, you learn to do well under pressure. We get the belief that we can do well at the international level, in Test matches too,” he stated.
“DC coach Ricky Ponting asked me to bowl with focus and give 100%. It helped with Rishabh as captain of DC, have played with him before. Whatever mistakes there were in the match, we [Rishabh and Khan] used to discuss after the match,” stated the bowler.
Khan employed a dietician just lately, earlier than England’s tour of India, during which he was referred to as up as a internet bowler.
“I have hired a dietician for fitness, and I have lost weight. I have controlled my eating habit a bit. Every day Sooraj [the dietician] gives me a different diet. The day I rest, the diet is different from the day I practice. Then, the match-day diet is different. That has helped me,” he says.

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