Canberra: Indian seamer R Vinay Kumar doesn't want to dwell on too much on what his chances of making it to the playing XI for the first Test against Australia are, and would rather concentrate on sticking to the basics.
Vinay and Abhimanyu Mithun will be in contention for third seamer's slot provided Ishant Sharma fails to get fit in time for the opening Test, but for the 27-year-old bowling it's about trying to bowl each delivery better than the previous one.
I don't think this way (that Ishant Sharma could be unfit and he could play at Melbourne). I try to bowl to my strength and my strength is to bowl wicket to wicket. Yeah, if I get a chance though, I would be more than happy, Vinay stated.
I have been quite successful in my visits to Australia over the years. I've visited Australia four times - thrice with the Karnataka state side and once with India A. I got the 'Best Bowler Award' during the second edition of Emerging Players' competition....more
09:57 PM, Mar 31, 2008