Indian wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel has already been started preparing for the upcoming Test series in England, as he has been doing a lot of keeping drills along with batting during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s practice session for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018.
The 33-year-old left-hander, who played the final two games of the three-match Test series in South Africa, said that the Men in Blue will head to the United Kingdom in July with “a lot of self-confidence” following their victory in the tough Johannesburg Test.
The Gujarat man told Sportstar, “I've already started preparing for it. Even during the IPL, I've been doing a lot of keeping drills instead of just focussing on my batting. These are exciting times for Indian cricket and after how we played in South Africa, I'm sure we'll go to England with a lot of self-confidence.”
He further added, “It was a great opportunity for us to show our strength; the kind of appreciation we got for winning on a pitch like that showed that we had the team to beat South Africa.”
Commenting on the IPL, the wicket-keeper believes that the T20 tournament instills the confidence in the players that they can win the bigger tournaments across the world.
Patel signed off by saying, “The IPL has helped these players grow in that by playing for different teams; they've traveled around that makes them feel they can win the bigger tournaments.”