T20 against India biggest match of my life: Nurse

Published: Thursday, June 2, 2011, 15:00 [IST]
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Port of Spain (Trinidad), Jun 2: Young West Indian off-spinner Ashley Nurse has termed Saturday's one-off Twenty20 game against India as the biggest match of his life and said he is determined to prove his skills in front of a packed Queen's Park Oval here.

Nurse, who made his T20 International debut against Pakistan recently, remained unbeaten on six but failed to pick up a wicket in his lone match.

"From the moment, I got the call I was switched on. For me this is a very big game. I see this as the biggest match of my life. I got a taste of what things are like when I played against Pakistan and I''m very eager to play against India," the 22-year-old was quoted as saying by ''Trinidad Guardian''.

"I''ve been told that we will have a full house on Saturday and as a player you always like to showcase your skills in front a full crowd. For me this is a chance to show what I have and help to win another match for the West Indies," Nurse said.

Nurse is yet to play a first class game and has featured in only one List A match for Barbados but his impressive showing in Twenty20s earned him a call in the national side.

Determined to become a complete all-rounder, he said he was also working hard on his batting.

"I''m looking to observe the basics and stick to my line and length when I get a chance to bowl. I believe I can make a contribution with the bat so I''m taking my batting quite seriously. I''ve been doing a lot of work trying to hit the ball as straight as possible and keeping my shape.

"I have been working very hard on my overall game and doing a lot of work on my fitness as well. I feel much fitter and stronger than I did when I played against Pakistan. I feel good about myself and I''m ready for Saturday," Nurse said.


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