For the final two games of the current five-match home T20I series versus Australia, Indian bowler Deepak Chahar has been called up to the Men in Blue team.
Due to his injury struggles, Deepak Chahar hasn’t been able to establish himself on the national squad. In order to present a compelling case for himself in the next T20 World Cup 2024, he will want to take full use of the chance presented by the current home series.
Chahar is keen to demonstrate his abilities in Test cricket despite having made a name by playing in white-ball cricket. If given ample time to prepare, he proposed increasing his efforts to be prepared for the purest format.
Deepak Chahar spoke to JioCinema as he said, “There is preparation involved in everything we do. If you look at it, my preparation was good for the Ranji Trophy and also for the IPL (last season). I will not be able to play a Test match if I am suddenly informed that I’ll play a Test. For that matter, no one else probably can.”
The pacer spoke about how he’ll need to prepare if he is playing in a Test for Team India. He said, “If I am told one month in advance, then I’ll prepare accordingly. I will increase my workload accordingly. I have the swing, I have the ideas, it’s just that I’ll need a month to prepare. I would love to play Tests for India.”
“I prefer pitches that are either slow” : Deepak Chahar
The Chennai Super Kings pacer spoke about the kind of pitches he prefers to play on. He went in-depth on what he can extract from the surfaces.
He said, “I like all pitches except those that only favor batsmen. I prefer pitches that are either slow or those that have some grass. On those with grass, it’s guaranteed that you will be hit in the later stages. The slower pitches don’t have grip, so I prefer them because swing, I can extract in the air.”