Canberra, Dec 15: With a gruelling four-Test series against Australia ahead, India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan today said he is prepared for the challenge and determined to get in the “best state of mind”.
“I am all prepared for it. I am feeling confident, I have done every bit possible to get my fitness up and just looking forward to playing some matches now,” said Zaheer.
The left-arm pacer reiterated that he wanted to focus on his strengths rather than pondering over the conditions and the quality of batsman in the opposite camp.
“Just want to focus on my strengths rather than worrying who am I going to bowl, what is going to happen, what kind of wickets I am going to bowl on. It's all about me thinking about my bowling and fitness and get in the best state of mind to perform well for team India,” Zaheer said.
“I have played few first class games back home which went well, I have enough bowling under my belt so just want to focus on my cricket now,” he added.
Zaheer stressed on the importance to hit the right areas to keep the batsman under check and said the practice games ahead of the all-important series will help the bowlers to explore the right length.
“As a bowler its all about getting in the right areas, if you are hitting the right length, if you are able to get the ball moving, then you are going to trouble any batsman in the world,” he said.
“It is about increasing the percentage of getting the ball in the right areas which is going to cause trouble to the batsman.
“For bowlers it is important to try and work out which length to bowl on this track,” Zaheer stressed.