Avesh Khan is a part of India’s T20I squad that has been announced for the series against the West Indies. He might be given his debut cap in the first T20I against in Kolkata. Apart from him, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are the other seamers who are a part of the squad.
With the Indian think tank looking to identify players for the T20 World Cup later this year, Avesh Khan is aiming to make an impression and be a part of the squad. Skipper Rohit Sharma has already said that the management will look to identify players for the mega event in this series followed by the series against Sri Lanka.
The Indian pacer is in a good rhythm since the last 12 months. He picked 14 wickets in 16 matches at an impressive economy rate of 7.37 in IPL 2021.
World Cup Is A Big Stage: Avesh Khan
“I’m looking at the West Indies as an opportunity. Obviously, representing the country is every cricketer’s dream. Any young player takes up the sport so that he can represent India one day. I have got that chance… I want to grab that opportunity and help the team win matches with my performances,” Avesh told veteran sports journalist Boria Majumdar.
“Obviously because World Cup is a big stage. After breaking into the national side, every player aims of playing the World Cup and help India win the trophy. It’s been at the back of my mind. I want to help India win the World Cup,” he further added.
Avesh Khan was picked up by Lucknow Supergiants in the IPL 2022 mega auction for a whopping sum of 10 crores. In the process, he became the most expensive uncapped Indian player in the history of the IPL auction.
“I was on the flight at that time and I had expected I would get at least 7 crore. But since I was on the flight and couldn’t watch the auction live, I was feeling a bit nervous thinking which team would pick me and for how much. Upon landing when I got to know that Lucknow bought me for 10 crore, I froze for five seconds,” he told Sportskeeda in an interview.