Sandeep Warrier, who played for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2019 has received a call-up to play for India A against Windies side. The flamboyant fast bowler has made things fall in place with his pure class in the domestic cricket of India.
The Thrissur-born cricketer will come in place of fellow pacer Navdeep Saini who will be with the senior team after being selected to play in the Virat Kohli-led side.
Pretty Excited – Sandeep Warrier
Speaking of the call-up, Sandeep Warrier revealed that he received a call from the board to replace Navdeep Saini. Further, he went on to add saying that he is very excited, as this would be his first trip in India-A Jersey. Warrier wants to make full use of it.
“I got the message that I will be replacing Saini in the West Indies squad on Monday. Though I have played for India ‘A’ before, this will be the first time I will be travelling with ‘A’ team abroad. So I am pretty excited and hope to do well in the opportunities I get to play in Windies,” Sandeep told TOI from Chennai.
Warrier made his first-class debut back in 2012 against Goa and has played nearly 40 first-class games since then. Apart from playing the longer version, Warrier also plays T20s and List A and has notched up some crucial performances in the past few years for Kerala.
His ability to swing the ball is what makes him a lethal weapon and with more than 100 wickets in first-class cricket, he has been a notable contributor for the state. And also, he can extract bounce off the wicket and surprise batsmen, and once he gets in the rhythm, it’s difficult to deal with his swing and bounce.
Sandeep made his first-class debut in 2012. He has played 48 first-class matches thus far. The 28-year-old pacer from Thrissur has claimed 160 wickets at an average of 24.04 with 10 five-wicket hauls to his name.