Avesh Khan was a revelation for Delhi Capitals (DC) in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Included in the playing XI as a replacement for injured Ishant Sharma, the youngster grabbed the opportunity provided to him with both hands. Before the tournament was suspended for an indefinite time, Avesh was the second-highest wicket-taker, just behind Harshal Patel, with 14 wickets under his belt from eight games.
The 24-year-old has been rewarded for his brilliant performance in the T20 Championship as he has been included in the Indian squad for the WTC final and five-match Test series against England as a stand-by player. Detailing his opinion on the same, Avesh reckoned that he has played a lot of first-class cricket in India for about seven to eight years and will try to use that experience on the England tour.
“I am really happy and will try to continue my IPL rhythm in England as well. In the last two years, I have developed many variations which were one of the major reasons for success in the IPL. But, the red-ball format is more about being consistent. I have been playing first-class cricket for 7-8 years now. I played India A cricket and I hope I can use that experience,” Avesh told cricket.com.
Further, the DC pacer opined on his success in IPL saying that having Ishant Sharma and Rishabh Pant around him helped a lot as the two would always motivate him to do his best.
“Ishant Bhai really helped me in identifying areas and when I should execute slower balls and when I should hold back. On top of that, Rishabh is a very good captain as well. If there are any mistakes in the game, we would sit down after the game and talk it out. It was really helpful in a way that Rishabh is a very aggressive captain and is ready to take the chances,” Avesh concluded.