“It’s certainly nice to see the boys after a gap of almost 12 months, the place Kerala’s probably for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 event assembled for a 10-day camp on Monday.
That, nonetheless, is not the one cause behind the Kerala coach’s happiness. He’s glad that S. Sreesanth, on a comeback path after serving a seven-year-ban for alleged spot-fixing, has joined the squad.
“It was good to see that he still retained the hearth in him,” stated Tinu, who was the one from Kerala to play Test cricket till Sreesanth got here alongside. “He seems to match, and we will assess him higher after we play an observe match among the many probables right here.”
He added Sreesanth’s very presence within the squad can be an inspiration to the players. “He involves this crew with an expertise of 27 Tests, 53 ODIs and 10 T20Is,” he stated. “He has additionally been a part of two World-Cup successful groups.”
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Tinu is assured that his boys would do properly within the T20 event to be held next month. Kerala is positioned in a troublesome group, which additionally contains Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana and Puducherry. The matches shall be held in Chennai.
“We can’t afford to take any group, even Puducherry, lightly” he stated. “Something can occur in a T20 match.”
He stated Kerala was a pleasing mixture of youth and experience. “We’ve established players like Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Jalaj Saxena, Basil Thampi and Sreesanth, together with some promising kids like Rohan Kunnummal and N.P. Basil,” he stated. “All the players are delighted that they may very well be again collectively on a cricket ground.”
He stated he had been preserving in contact with them in the course of the previous few months when the players‘ coaching was impacted by the coronavirus. “However by means of the district associations, I used to be in a position to monitor their progress,” he stated. “It appears everybody has been in a position to preserve their health properly.”