Left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel mentioned that the New Zealand facet isn’t paying a lot consideration to their previous document in India and can go within the second Take a look at, in Mumbai, with the mindset to win. It could even be a nostalgic second for the spinner to play within the metropolis of his start.
The Kiwis managed to keep away from a loss within the first Take a look at in Kanpur, courtesy of a 52-ball stand between Ajaz Patel and Rachin Ravindra for the final wicket.
New Zealand have by no means received a Take a look at sequence in India; their final Take a look at match win got here in 1988. Nevertheless, Ajaz Patel said that the Black Caps have the “sense of self-belief” of overturning this document within the second Take a look at.
“For us, it’s nonetheless going right into a sport with the potential of taking the sequence and we all know the historical past round taking part in cricket in India, we all know how tough it has been previously,” Ajaz Patel informed reporters on Tuesday.
“The wonder about this group in the mean time is we don’t actually take a look at historical past an excessive amount of. We glance at present. We’ve got the sense of self-belief that we will trigger upsets wherever and we’ve carried out that lately to type of be capable of take the World Take a look at Championship.”
Ajaz Patel excited to play in entrance of his household
Ajaz Patel was eight-year-old when his household shifted to New Zealand. 25 years later, he will get a possibility to return to his residence metropolis and play a Take a look at in opposition to India.
He’d be having his family and friends within the stands and is worked up to play in entrance of them.
“I’ve received numerous family members coming in on totally different days of the sport. I suppose it’s the great thing about Take a look at cricket. Everybody can are available on days that they’re free.
“I don’t give it some thought [playing in front of the family] as strain, it’s extra of pleasure. I do know we didn’t get off on the airport. I’ve received quite a lot of flashbacks – leaving Mumbai for the primary time and coming again to Mumbai for the primary time, coming to Mumbai from a marriage and stuff like that. For me, it’s going to be a really, very particular second,” the spinner said.
India will welcome again Virat Kohli to guide the facet in Mumbai.