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I'll be ready for third Test: Finn

Kolkata, Dec 4, 2012 dhns: 22:51 IST

England pace bowler Steven Finn on Monday declared himself fit ahead of the third Test against India, starting here on Wednesday.

“If I'm needed, I'll be ready for the (third) Test. I've bowled about six overs at the nets and am feeling quite okay," said Finn, who suffered a thigh strain during England’s warm-up match against India ‘A’ at Mumbai, after England’s nets at the Eden Gardens.

He was guarded about his chances of finding a place in the eleven. "It feels really nice if your bowling coach (David Saker) is impressed. But I'm not the one who is going to read too much into it. I would stay in my bubble," he added.

It might have come as a boost for England as Stuart Broad has failed to take even a single wicket in two Tests thus far. But Finn defended his mate. "It's not that he has drifted away a million miles. He is a world-class pace bowler with more than 50 Tests under his belt. I'm sure he will be out of this slump," said Finn.

The Eden Gardens pitch has been quite a tough place for the fast bowlers, with Javagal Srinath being the last of that tribe to take a five-wicket haul here back in 1999. But Finn hoped the pitch would some help for pacers as well.

"I hope there is little bit for everybody. The practice wicket has been playing very true. If that is any reflection then I think the match wicket would be a good one that would spin later on.”

"Bowling in the sub-continent poses different challenges and you need good skill levels, like getting the reverse swing,” he said.

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