England tour of India - Cricket: Its an honour to play alongside Anil, Bajju: Sarandeep

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Kolkata: Indian off spinner Sarandeep Singh is ready to face the challenge of playing alongside the more reputed spinners in the team and was determined to put in a consistent performance in the coming One-day series against England.''It is an honour to be playing alongside such reputed spinners like Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh in the team. It is a great challenge for me'', the Punjab off spinner told reporters after a strenuous practice session at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.The spinner, who performed creditably in the just concluded Challenger series in Bangalore, said his selection in the playing eleven depended on the team management but he was eager to give a good account of himself.''If I have to play with such good spinners, I have to be consistent with my performances,'' he observed. On England's chances in the six-match Limited Overs series, Sarandeep said that all teams were equal in the shorter version of the game. ''The team that plays better on the match day will win,'' he added. Asked whether he considered himself a defensive or an attacking bowler in the One-dayers, the off spinner said, ''It depends on the situation. The situation in the middle generally determines how a bowler should bowl.'' On whether the dew will be a problem during the match at the Eden Gardens, he said, ''I don't think it will be a big problem''. PTI

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