Navdeep Saini, who had a brilliant 2019 IPL made a smooth transition in T20 Internationals as well when he debuted against West Indies. Now, the lanky pacer wants to play Test cricket in the future but he is well aware that he needs to work much harder if he has to break into India’s Test team, which already has quality pacers in form of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma.
“Our bowling unit in the Test format is very strong. When I was with the team (in West Indies) I realised that I’ll have to work harder to get into the side. Only by doing that a I might get a chance,” Saini told reporters on the sidelines of the launch of All India Public Sector T20 cricket tournament.
“When I speak to bowlers like Shami, Bumrah, and Bhuvneshwar in the nets I get a lot of help from them. At the international level error of margin is very less so I learn how to work around it in practice,” Saini said.
Saini was in the fray for selection in India’s squad for home Test series against South Africa but he didn’t make the cut to the squad, which also saw Umesh Yadav getting trimmed from the team. The 26-year-old Saini, who made his T20I debut against West Indies in Florida last month, had a memorable debut as he won the Man of the Match award and showcased his caliber at the top-level.