When the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Test and ODI teams for the West Indies tour, many fans and former cricketers were disappointed to see some top-class player names missing. Players like Sarfaraz Khan, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Priyank Panchal were expected to get the nod but none of them made the squad. While the selectors have not given any public explanation for the domestic trio’s absence, Easwaran confirmed that even he has yet to receive any communication from the board on the matter.
“No, I haven’t had any communication so far,” Easwaran said.when asked if anyone from BCCI has contacted him to talk about things he needs to improve.
Asked if there are aspects of his game he can work on to improve, the Bengal batsman said there will always be things he can improve on, even if he is selected.
“That is there, regardless of whether I get elected or not. I want to improve as a cricketer. I want to raise the bar every day and improve. The national team is something that is not in my hands but improving every day is something I can work on to contribute more to my team, whether I play for the team, be it club, state, India A, East Zone or the Indian team. The thought process has always been that, I just want to focus on that. I just don’t want to give up. I just want to keep focusing on getting better,” he said.
The 27-year-old is set to lead the East Zone team in the Duleep Trophy, which will be held in Bangalore from June 28 to July 16. He is hoping to put on a show at the tournament, aiming to impress. the national selectors for a place in the senior team.
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