Young and 21-year-old leg spin bowler Ravi Bishnoi is currently enjoying the best of January 2022 as the youngsters was first picked by Lucknow Super Giants for IPL 2022 and now has also been called-up to the Indian team for the West Indies series.
The Indian team’s Senior Selection Committee yesterday, on the 26th February Wednesday, officially announced the 18-member squad for the upcoming 3 match ODI and T20I series.
The squad sees major changes into the team. Kuldeep Yadav makes a return to the team, while Avesh Khan and Deepak Hooda has been called-up along with youngster Ravi Bishnoi.
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The 21-year-old Jodhpur, Rajasthan born cricketer was feeling great to have been included into the team. While speaking to Sportstar, the youngster revealed the advice he received from Anil Kumble while playing for the Punjab Kings.
He stated that it is a matter of great honour and pride to be representing India, “It has been an interesting and a great honour and pride to get to wear the India colours, it feels great to see your dream fulfilled.”
The Indian team will be reliant on the leggie after the spin duo of Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal failed to deliver wickets in the middle overs during the South Africa series.
He stated that he has learned a lot from Anil Kumble, who has helped him in becoming a better cricketer. He revealed the advice that he received from Kumble, “The advice was that I should stick to my basics and just execute the plans. There was no experiment. He gave me the confidence to play freely.”
The Indian youngster made a name for himself while playing in the 2020 U19 Cricket World Cup. He was then picked up by the Punjab Kings (the Kings XI Punjab) in the IPL Auction.
As before the the beginning of IPL 2022, he has 24 wickets to his name from 23 matches. He has played total of 42 T20 matches and has taken 49 wickets. Also has 24 wickets to his name from 17 Domestic One Day matches while playing for the Rajasthan team.