Meaker has not given up on trying to play at least one Test match against India
Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker is hoping to play at least one Test match in England’s current tour of India and believes that his three wickets during a practice match against Haryana is a sign that he has the ability to get some swing out of the Indian pitches, which are predominantly known to be extremely spin-friendly.
Meaker, was called up as a reserve for pace bowler Steven Finn, who is still recovering from a thigh injury he sustained on the first day of a practice match against India A.
Meaker noted that he was pleased with his performance against Haryana since the pitch offered nothing to any of the pace bowlers throughout the match.
“The wicket is flat. But, I have done no harm to my chances to get into the playing eleven by picking up three wickets. India is always a tough environment to bowl in,” Meaker said.
Meaker is also confident that his chances of playing remain high.
“This is a great chance for me. Personally, if I perform here, it bodes well for my future. Whenever I get a chance, I try to impress through my performance,” Meaker added.
The Surrey bowler further mentioned that he was ecstatic to have the opportunity to show his worth against Haryana.
“Overs are overs against any opposition. I got little net practice ahead of the match against Haryana. So, I’m feeling quite good now. Same holds true for batsman for whom runs are runs against any opposition,” Meaker said.
When asked about Nick Compton’s chances of having a successful series as England’s new opener, Meaker said: “It’s a great chance for him to showcase his skills. He is a gifted batsman and he is reaping rich rewards of his hard work.”