With the IPL auction set to take place later this month, players all over the country will be looking to impress the scouts, as they try to get their name in the auction pool.
Former India and CSK player, Ishwar Pandey, has recently spoken of his desire to play for the yellow army again, as he still holds fond memories of his time in Chennai.
“I’m very happy to see CSK back. The chance I got was at CSK itself and I would like to play with them again but that depends on where I go in the auction.”
“He supports the players a lot. Often people don’t come to know because he is behind the wickets but he makes adjustments in the field that will help the bowler. He is constantly talking to the bowler and supporting him. Every player wants to play under him.”
“So, it is very good for me that I got to be around him in CSK and RPS because I learnt a lot from him,” Pandey added.
“The focus will be to win every match for the team. Auction is still far away. The priority will be to do well for the team and myself,” he stated.
“It’s a very good bowling line-up and our bowlers are bowling well. There was Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshwar (Kumar), Umesh (Yadav), Ishant (Sharma) and now we also have (Jasprit) Bumrah and Hardik Pandya- they are in good form. The wicket will support fast bowlers so no doubt, we will do well too.”
Pandey will be just one out of many players who will be looking to impress in the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
With the IPL auction in mind, the T20 competition will act as a wonderful platform for upcoming cricketers to make a name for themselves, as the IPL teams will also keep a close eye on the talent pool.