Parvez Rasool to play against Australia

Named In Board President’s XI Squad


Srinagar, Jan 29: Promising J&K all-rounder Parveez Rasool once again got rewarded for his splendid performance in this season's Ranji Trophy as he has been included in the Board President's XI team for the warm-up game against Australia.
 The career of 23-year-old cricketer is on high these with opportunity after opportunity knocking at his doors. Earlier this month he became the first player from Kashmir to make it to the national side after he was named in the India-A squad for the warm-up game against England.
 Soon after that he was called twice for the Team India net sessions at New Delhi and Mohali respectively.
 Parvez is currently honing his skills in National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bangalore for which he was called by Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) officials recently.
 Talking to Greater Kashmir Parvez said, “I am thankful to almighty for giving me chance after chance to excel at national level. I am also thankful to the supports, JKCA, Club and fans who al ways pray for me”.
 “The team was announced here in Bangalore and I came to know soon after the selection committee meeting. It is great to get chance to play against side like Australia,” he said.
 About his plans for the match he said, “In the match against England due to bad weather I was not get maximum chances. But against Australia if I would be included in First-XI then I will try my best to set example by giving out bets performance”.
 “Though I am already in the eyes of select ors but I think it is important to perform in better way in matches like this. If I will be able to give decent performance with both bat and bowl then I will get noticed among the top cricketing circle s of the Country,” Parvez said.
 About his stint at NCA, he said, “It is for the first time that I am in NCA Bangalore. It is great to be here and after the full stint here, I am sure my game will improve many folds. NCA is a place where the Country’s top cricketers hone their skills throughout their careers. I am lucky to get such a chance and I am taking maximum benefit out of it,” he said.
 Parvez recently became the first cricketer of Valley to play for India-A team against England side. Before that he along with other four cricketers of Country where called on to have net session with Team India before the third India-Pakistan One Day match at Delhi.
 After that Parvez was again called for net session with Team India prior to India’s match against England at Mohali.
 About the net session at Mohali Parvez said, “It is always dream come true to play alongside with International cricketers like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh and others. I am just lucky to get that chance twice within short period of time. Selectors have short listed some cricketers from domestic cricket and I am one among those. It is their strategy to groom players like me”.
 He said that during his net session stint at Mohali he had some useful chats with selectors and players which will help him to improve his game.
 “I had some useful chat with selectors including North Zone selector, Vikram Rathor who congratulated me for my performance during Ranji season. He told me to work harder and there is bright chance for me to reach higher level,” he said.
 “I also had useful session with Raina who told me that there is no substitute for hard work and other important thing is luck,” he added.
BOARD PRESIDENT'S XI: Abhinav Mukund (captain), Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Parthiv Patel, Stuart Binny, Sarabjit Ladda, Parveez Rasool, Muhammed Shami, Parvinder Awana, Kamlesh Makwana.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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