Steve Finn eager to make impact in India

Steve Finn (R) is expected to feature in England team in the absence of senior bowlers, Stuart Broad and James Anderson Getty Images

Hyderabad: Oct 5, 2011

Lanky pacer Steven Finn and portly left-arm spinner Samit Patel are confident that they will be able to make significant contribution to help England win the five-match ODI series against India.

“It is an exciting opportunity for us to play in India and I hope that I can contribute for my team in order to win this series,” the right-arm fast bowler Finn said during an open session ahead of the first ODI against India on October 14.

Finn who is expected to be in Alastair Cook’s scheme of things in the absence of premier bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson wants to make full use of the opportunities provided.

For Patel, who was a part of the squad that was blanked 0-5 in 2008 feels that winning the series will be a “massive achievement” for the side.

Medium pacer Chris Woakes said,”I am very excited about the series. It is a great opportunity not just for myself but for England to try and beat India in their own country although we know it is going to be tough.” (PTI)