After Ranji success Faiz Fazal dreams of playing Test cricket for India

Fazal led Vidarbha to Ranji success in the 2017-18 season.

Faiz has played just one ODI for India. (Indian Express)

Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal is optimistic of breaking into the India Test team after being one of the standout performers for his side in their maiden Ranji Trophy win at Indore’s Holkar stadium.

“Playing Test cricket is the ultimate thing,” Fazal told Hindustan Times.By God’s grace, I’ve performed well this season. I’m really confident I’ll get a chance to play Test cricket soon and I’ll achieve my goal of getting the Test cap. But ultimately, that’s not in my hands. What’s in my control is the preparation, performance and the fitness part. I’ll be working hard to achieve my dreams.”

Fazal has been playing domestic cricket for the last 14 years and has amassed close to 6000 runs. However, he has played just one ODI for India and that too against Zimbabwe.

“If you love the game, that itself is the motivation; that’s what is keeping me alive and going. I’m really fortunate to play this game and soak in this pressure because I don’t think there are many people lucky to have this pressure.

“Representing the state team is an achievement. When we start playing, we want to win the Ranji Trophy and play for India.”

He concluded by saying that Test cricket is his favorite format of the game and he hopes to represent Indian soon. 

By Anshuman Roy - 03 Jan, 2018

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