Siddharth Kaul: Blessed to have got India call

The Punjab seamer says the India ODI selection is a “process” that he would strive to maintain.

Siddharth Kaul (right) plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.   -  K. R. Deepak

For Punjab seamer Siddharth Kaul, the India selection is a “process” that he would strive to maintain.

“It’s a great feeling. I can’t describe it in words. I’m blessed to have got a call to bowl for India. It’s a process and I shall keep following it. Do what the team demands from me. I will keep on performing.”

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Kaul credited his stints in domestic cricket for the recognition. “The experience of domestic cricket is huge. How to bowl on flat pitches, green tops. It has helped me grow as a bowler. I have great passion for cricket. That is the motivation. We have to give hundred per cent on whatever pitch we get. That’s the main thing.”

Dhananjaya to undergo fitness test

Sri Lanka middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva, who retired hurt after scoring 119 against India in the third Test at Delhi, will undergo a fitness test here on Saturday for the first ODI against India here on Sunday.

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Fast bowler Suranga Lakmal is also uncertain for the match since the team management is keen to use him sparingly.

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