Ashley Nurse eagerly awaits the “biggest” match of his life

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Ashley Nurse eagerly awaiting the “biggest” match of his life

The West Indies off-spinner, Ashley Nurse is eagerly awaiting the one-off Twenty20 match between India and west Indies scheduled to be played at Port of Spain in Trinidad on Saturday, June 3.

Nurse, who had his Twenty20 debut in April against Pakistan, has called the match against men in blue as the biggest match of his life.

"From the moment I got the call I was switched on," said the Barbadian while talking to the media reporters on Thursday. "For me this is a very big game. I see this as the biggest match of my life. I got a taste of what things are like when I played against Pakistan and I'm very eager to play against India,” he added further.

In his maiden Twenty20 International against the men in green on April 21, the 22-year-old off-spinner failed to claim even a single wicket but he was hopeful he will prove himself fit for the international cricket when West Indies kick off the home series against Suresh Raina-led India team on Saturday.

"I've been told that we will have a full house on Saturday and as a player you always like to showcase your skills in front of a full crowd. For me this is a chance to show what I have and help to win another match for West Indies," said the rookie off-spinner who has also been part of West Indies A team.

Nurse said that his focus has always remained the basics of bowling adding that he try to stick to the line and length whenever he gets a chance to ball. The right-arm bowler reckoned he can contribute with the bat as well and said that he is taking his batting quite seriously.

The 22-year-old Barbados cricketer, who is yet to debut in the first class cricket and has only played one List A match in his three-year-long cricketing career, has impressed the Windies selectors in the shortest format of the game. From just 11 Twenty20 appearances, Nurse has picked 16 wickets at an average of 15.37 including two five-wicket hauls.

Nurse said that he had been working very hard on his overall game as well as on his fitness adding that he much fitter and stronger than he was when he played against Pakistan in April. The Barbadian said that he was ready for Saturday’s clash.


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