Punjabi pacer Kaul selected for England T20I

By Agency Published on May 09, 2018 04:04 PM IST

 

New Delhi: Siddharth Kaul's impressive run in IPL 2018 for Sunrisers Hyderabad has earned him a call-up for Indian T20 and ODI teams for the England and Ireland tours.

The 27-year-old Punjab pacer has been producing superb spells for Sunrisers Hyderabad, helping take it to the top of the table.

Siddharth was delighted with his selection. "I have experienced this before. It feels good to be rewarded. Every cricketer wants to play for the country. Playing in Ireland and England would be a great opportunity. God has been kind and blessed me with so much. Playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad this season has been life-changing. I have felt very confident and in control."

NOT GETTING A GAME

Siddharth was in the Indian ODI team for a three-match series against Sri Lanka last year but didn’t get to play. A second call-up must be re-assuring for Siddharth, who has had a tremendous run in IPL and earned praise from cricket experts for his bowling for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

"The kind of faith my coach Tom Moody and skipper Kane Williamson have shown me and backed me helped bring out the best in me. I share a great rapport with Kane since we played in the U-19 World Cup in 2008. His captaincy brought out the best in me. And all my plans were successfully executed. The conditions in Ireland and England will assist my bowling," said Siddharth, who has taken 13 wickets in 10 matches in IPL 2018. He was bought back by the Hyderabad franchise for Rs 3.80 crore in the IPL auction.

SQUAD

Team for Afghanistan Test:

Ajinkya Rahane (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay,  KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Karun Nair, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma, Shardul Thakur.

Team for England T20I:

Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, K L Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, M S Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddharth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.