Fast bowler Varun Aaron, who had a brief stint playing county cricket in England for Leicestershire, has come out and expressed that if the pitches for India's full tour of United Kingdom are as flat as the ones currently used in the ongoing ODI series between Australia and England and in the Royal London List A competitions, India has a great chance of winning.
Varun was recently quoted saying on SportStar as, “The guys (in international cricket) are scoring 400 as if it is a joke. In the One-Day Cup, 300 is an average score, and you still might not win. The wickets are really flat and I feel that gives India a great chance. It will favour our batsmen. The wickets in the Tests maybe different but the general trend is flat. We did well in South Africa and we will take that momentum to England,”
Varun believes he is a better bowler after playing for Leicestershire in conditions completely different to the ones he has been playing in in the Ranji Trophy for the last few seasons.
“I am glad I could contribute to Leicester’s win in that game. Bowling every alternate day in different conditions, and making your bowling suit those conditions made me learn a lot. It doesn’t happen in India. In England, if you bowl on one wicket, you can’t be complacent as you need to work out on how to bowl in the next wicket to a different opposition,”
“In the 45 days I stayed there, I was playing cricket for almost 26 days. During the ODIs, we played five games in nine days and were travelling every time, I wasn’t going there thinking I have to make a comeback. It will obviously be great if it happens. My aim was to come back to India as a better bowler and function close to my potential. The main thing is the domestic season coming up and I am confident about it, In the English conditions, the batsmen often fall outside the off stump; caught behind and caught at first slip. I worked on my inswing and got a lot of leg-before dismissals,”
(Inputs from SportStar)