India vs Sri Lanka: Krishnappa Gowtham keen to make opportunities count | Cricket News – Times of India

BENGALURU: The Indian staff for the restricted overs tour of Sri Lanka has six spinners within the line-up. In the bevy of tweakers, Krishnappa Gowtham is the lone new face. The others are Yuzvendra Chahal, Rahul Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy.
Having earned his maiden nationwide name-up, the Karnataka off-spinner will not be unduly frightened in regards to the competitors within the staff. Instead, he’s wanting ahead to soaking within the expertise of being half of a nationwide squad.
“I’m not thinking about the number of spinners in the team. We all know the nature of Sri Lankan wickets. My focus is on the opportunities I’ll get and how I make them count,” Gowtham, 32, informed TOI on Friday.
The all-rounder’s name-up has been within the pipeline for a pair of years now, however when it lastly got here, Gowtham was understandably ecstatic.
“When we start off even as gully cricketers, the dream is to play for the country, so in that sense this opportunity is a dream come true. I’ve been waiting for this break for a while and when I heard the news I was overjoyed,” mentioned Gowtham, who was Chennai Super Kings’ prime choose of the season at a whopping Rs 9.25 crore.
Although he turned the very best paid uncapped IPL participant this season, the frontline spinner for Karnataka didn’t get a possibility to roll his arm over. But Gowtham believes there have been lots of takeaways from being half of the staff.
“Yes, I’m yet to get a game with Chennai Super Kings but being with the team has been an amazing learning experience especially under the leadership of my dream skipper MS Dhoni. Given the talent pool in the team, there was healthy competition between the players in the nets and all of us gave our best. I thoroughly enjoyed the time with CSK and look forward to going back when IPL resumes,” identified Gowtham.
Another expertise which Gowtham says will play a key position in his debut worldwide position is that of being a internet bowler throughout India’s dwelling tour in opposition to England earlier this yr.
“It was the best thing that happened in a while because you get to bowl to the best in the country. When you match up with players of their calibre you prepare more before bowling in the nets. Also, the national team coaches don’t get to see us much during domestic matches, so it provided me a platform to showcase my skills to the coaches. The fact that the team was based in Chennai turned out to be a blessing for me as a spinner.”

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