S. Sreesanth has yet again shown his desire to play for Team India as his ban period has ended this month. The pacer was out of the game for seven years after he was found guilty of spot-fixing in IPL 2013.
Sreesanth was the part of India’s World Cup 2011 and the T20 World Cup 2007 victory. He was seen as the future of Indian cricket until things became sour for him after IPL 2013.
In the recent interaction with IANS, the speedster was so desperate to be back in the game that he said: “call me and I will come and play cricket anywhere”. He is ready to play club cricket but he aims to play for India in the World Cup 2023 which is scheduled at home. He also wished to get a match at the Lord’s.
“I am speaking to agents in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka as I want to play cricket at the club levels in these countries. My aim is to represent my country in the 2023 World Cup. Another wish is I want to play in a match at the Lords when the MCC plays the Rest of the World,” he added.
S Sreesanth’s name in Kerela Ranji Team:
Earlier, Sreesanth was banned for life but in 2019, the Supreme Court asked BCCI to reduce his ban period. As a result, it was reduced to seven years.
The 37-year-old name has also been included in Kerala’s Ranji cricket team. However, this year no domestic season is expected to be scheduled because of the COVID-19 and with age not in hand, it would be interesting to see when will he be back in the ground.
Sreesanth has played 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is where the right-arm pacer took 87, 75 and seven wickets respectively. He served last time for the Indian team in The Oval Test (against England) in August 2011.