The 31-year-old player while talking to Sportskeeda said, "Definitely, I want to get into the Sri Lanka squad. Because I am preparing myself, and I am performing in domestic cricket.
New Delhi: Indian Pacer Siddharth Kaul may be out of the race for a place in the Indian team, but the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka could open doors for him. Three ODIs and three T20 matches will be played from July 13 in the limited-overs series. As well as, India will be played in the five-match Test series against England.
The 31-year-old player while talking to Sportskeeda said, "Definitely, I want to get into the Sri Lanka squad. Because I am preparing myself, and I am performing in domestic cricket. India A I haven’t played since 2019; they did not select me after that. But I have performed in the domestic circuit. Even in four-day cricket, I was the highest wicket-taker for Punjab."
This means that a relatively inexperienced Indian team, including fringe players who are not traveling to England, will make their way to Sri Lanka. Kaul wants his name to be selected for the team.
“I wasn’t in the Indian team because of anyone’s backing. I have been there because of my performances, and I am proud of that. I will keep on banging the door with my performances till it doesn’t break," he added.
Kaul further said, "If it doesn’t break, it means I was destined to play only this much. But till the time I can, I will give it my all. Getting a chance or not depends on the Almighty. Some people get many chances, while some don’t get as many despite performing consistently. I am waiting for the opportunity, and (it comes) I will grab it with both hands and give my 110%."
“My parents, coaches, and every big player who has been associated with me have told me, When you give your 110% on the ground, you are something else. Keep on doing that." Harbhajan Singh told me this during 2011-12. My father is my coach and my brother, who has kept wickets in so many matches, has told me similar things. Ashish Nehra is my mentor. and I learn a lot of skills from him. When these players see you and play with you, their assessment can never be wrong," he added.
"He was making a comeback into the Indian team, so he had to come to play domestic cricket and captained Punjab. That’s the advice I have been following since then," he said.