London: Keen to follow in teammate Cheteshwar Pujara's footsteps, Indian pacer Varun Aaron has expressed a desire to play County cricket in the near future. Aaron, who impressed one and all by his consistent pace during the Test series, wants to improve his bowling skills and said that there is no better place than England to hone talent.
"Playing county cricket is one of those things that is high on my priority list," Aaron was quoted as saying by 'Sky Sports'. Indian top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara signed up with Derbyshire on Saturday after the teams' 1-3 loss to the Alastair Cook-led side in the five-Test series. And it seems that Indian players, in a bid to improve their overseas performances, are looking for County stints.
"The cricket in England is very competitive because the conditions don't favour either the batsmen or bowlers too much," he said. Aaron showed promise by picking up three wickets in his first appearance at Old Trafford and famously broke Stuart Broad's nose with a bouncer that went through the helmet. Aaron also played in the two warm-up games against Derbyshire and Leicestershire and hopes to find space in his busy schedule to be a part of these clubs. "But if we have an early IPL next time, then I would definitely look forward to playing county cricket, at least for half a season," he said.
"I think I've played enough in England - I've been here two months - so I have a decent understanding of English conditions. The right-armer, who made his Test debut in 2011, has battled several injury woes. The pacer ended the series with figures of five for 250 in two matches but now wants to play more cricket in England. "English conditions are quite testing for everybody involved in the game, for bowlers and batsmen. So I'm really looking forward to playing in England as it will help me develop as a cricketer," he said.