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India vs South Africa: Honoured to be a part of India Test squad, ready to bat in any position, says Priyank Panchal | Cricket News

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NEW DELHI: Priyank Panchal had simply returned from the India A tour of South Africa and was spending time together with his household.
On Monday morning, his cellphone began ringing. Priyank, who was in the midst of a dialog together with his household, picked up the cellphone and went into his room. When he returned, there was a giant smile on his face and he broke the large information to his household. He had bought a name up for the Indian Check squad for the upcoming South Africa tour.

The Gujarat batsman changed Rohit Sharma within the India squad. Rohit sustained a left hamstring damage throughout a coaching session in Mumbai and was dominated out of the upcoming 3-match Check collection vs South Africa, beginning with the Boxing Day Check (December 26) on the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The second Check might be performed from January 3 on the Wanderers in Johannesburg and the third and last Check might be hosted by Newlands in Cape City from January 11.

“I used to be at residence once I bought the call-up. I’m actually pleased. It is each cricketer’s dream to don the India colors and jerseys and nothing on the earth can really categorical this sense. I’m fortunate that I’m dwelling this dream. I’m actually excited. I’m wanting ahead to becoming a member of this star-studded squad. This Indian group could be very sturdy. Be it bowling or batting, each field is completely ticked in our squad. We now have skilled gamers. I’m actually fortunate and honoured to be part of this squad,” Panchal advised TimesofIndia.com.
Panchal, who has simply come again from South African situations might be wanted to search out the identical focus he confirmed whereas enjoying for India A lately.

Panchal captained the India A group in two of the three Unofficial Checks vs South Africa A lately and scored 120 runs in 2 matches, together with a 96 off 171 balls within the first Unofficial Check.
“I simply got here again from the India A tour in South Africa. I used to be main the group. I scored 96 runs and missed out on a century however had an exquisite expertise on the tour. I’m nicely conscious of the situations in South Africa. If I get an opportunity, the expertise of enjoying in South Africa will certainly assist me. So far as the challenges are involved, I’ve ready myself in such a means that I’m prepared for any problem,” Panchal, who has 7011 runs in 100 first-class matches for Gujarat at a mean of 45.52, together with 24 centuries and 25 fifties, additional advised TimesofIndia.com.

Panchal was by the way additionally a part of the India Check squad as a stand-by participant towards the visiting England group in February-March earlier this yr. He was launched for the Vijay Hazare Trophy forward of the final two Checks. India had gained the four-match Check collection 3-1 and Panchal had an exquisite time within the Indian dressing room throughout the first two Checks.
Now that the 31 yr outdated from Ahmedabad is a part of the Check squad as a full member, he must be at his greatest. Coming into the squad as a substitute for Rohit Sharma, Panchal could possibly be requested to open the innings if he’s included within the enjoying XI. It is a function he performed for India A in South Africa lately as nicely, the place he opened with Prithvi Shaw.
“I’m able to bat in any place and in any scenario. As a cricketer, I’ve to all the time be prepared and do nicely when my group wants me probably the most. If captain Virat bhai or coach Rahul sir ask me to bat in a particular place, I might be prepared. I’m very excited to fulfill Dravid sir and Virat bhai,” Panchal, who additionally has 14 First Class wickets beneath his belt together with his proper arm medium bowling, additional mentioned.

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“I used to be with the Indian group when the England group got here to India for the Check collection. I met Virat bhai and mentioned batting methods with him. I bought to work together with different gamers who’ve been enjoying for a very long time as nicely. I do know the ambiance throughout the group. It’s superior and I’m desirous to be part of it. I do know Rahul sir. I’ve been enjoying for India A for 4 years and Rahul sir was there for steerage. I’m keen to simply accept this new problem and I’m very excited,” Panchal advised TimesofIndia.com.
Will the truth that he has been known as up as a direct substitute for Rohit Sharma, the India Check vice captain and the brand new Indian restricted overs captain add any further strain? To this query Panchal mentioned : “I do not like comparisons. I do not evaluate myself with anybody. I’m actually pleased and grateful that the selectors have given me a chance and if I get an opportunity to play, I will not disappoint. I’m grateful to the selectors, the coaches, my fellow gamers, and naturally my household who helped me attain this stage.” Panchal signed off.




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