Home > News >

Ishwar Pandey positive about India call-up

Ishwar Pandey positive about India call-up
Ishwar Pander (third from left) was pick of the Indian bowlers in the first innings of the warm-up match against New Zealand XI © PTI

Whangarei: Feb 2, 2014

The lanky Ishwar Pandey finally got a chance to play a match on this tour of New Zealand in a two-day tour game and his three-wicket haul in 14 overs would surely make him happy after waiting in the wings for three weeks since India landed in this country.


While the match being a two-day affair is not an official first-class game, Pandey’s first performance for senior Indian team won’t go into the record books but skipper MS Dhoni would certainly be impressed with Pandey’s positive attitude.


Dhoni had said after the last one day that there is still some work that needs to be done with Pandey’s bowling.


“Regarding Ishwar Pandey, we thought that there is some more work needed on his bowling before he can be tried,” Dhoni had said.


When Pandey was quizzed on the issue, he said,”Mostly, I have learnt a lot about the difference between bowling in different formats. How you have to bring in variations in your bowling in ODIs and T20s, what works and what doesn’t work, while learning how different it is to bowl in Tests.”


The Madhya Pradesh seamer was happy after his first outing.


“It was a good chance for me,” said Pandey, after the day’s play.


“I tried to bowl like I have done in this domestic season. Whenever I bowl, my only focus is to bowl a consistent line and length, and not focus on taking wickets. It has worked for me in the domestic arena, and similarly I want to do well here, not just for myself but also for the team.”


Pandey is confident that he will make his international debut soon.


“I am just very happy that I got a chance to bowl here.  It means that I will get a chance to represent India soon enough and play for the country, which is my dream,” he added.


When asked, if sitting out the ODI series was a frustrating experience, the lanky medium-pacer denied it.


“All our bowlers are very good and it was a team decision that I should sit out. Rotating the bowlers is the team management’s job and that’s how it works in cricket. It is not that I didn’t learn anything out of that experience. So far this tour has been a great learning for me,” said Pandey.


Pandey gave a predictable reply when asked about the role of coach Duncan Fletcher and bowling coach Joe Dawes.


“I have worked a lot on my basics, just small mistakes here and there, and how to improve them. I have discussed these aspects with coach Duncan [Fletcher] and bowling coach Joe Dawes, and their inputs have helped me a lot,” said the young pacer.

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 29, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

Deodhar Trophy, 2014-15

Nov 29, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at TBC


Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dubai

United Arab Emirates won by 5 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 21 runs

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts


Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos


Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Sean Abbott will find the road ahead a living nightmare

Phillip Hughes’ death: What happens to India vs Australia Test series?

Phillip Hughes 63 not out, forever

Phil Hughes: Remembering his most memorable knocks

Phillip Hughes passes away: Crying for Phillip Hughes

Australia England India New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes Sri Lanka

Phil Hughes passes away: Anil Kumble extends his condolences to Hughes family

India tour of Australia 2014-15: 1st Test set to be rescheduled as David Warner, Shane Watson and Brad Haddin not ready

UAE beat Afghanistan by 5-wickets in first ODI at Dubai

Bangladesh edge out Zimbabwe by 21 runs in 4th ODI at Dhaka

Phillip Hughes was destined for greatness: Steve Waugh

Khurram Khan of UAE becomes 7th oldest international captain

Kumar Sangakkara needs 2 more dismissals to become most successful wicket-keeper in ODIs

Thank you, Brendon McCullum

Shikha Pandey becomes 1st Indian Women cricketer to take 3 wickets and score half-century in same ODI

Phillip Hughes — Career Highlights

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Pukaar’s Rannvijay Singh will face new challenges with ‘Zen Life’

Yami Gautam Birthday: The Vicky Donor girl turns 26 (In Pics)

6 medical miracles that will blow your mind

OPEC daily basket price closes over three US dollars lower

Badlapur new poster: Varun Dhawan stuns us with his deadly rugged avatar – view pic!

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

6 must-have aromatherapy oils for your medicine cabinet

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here