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Posted at: Nov 11, 2017, 2:01 AM; last updated: Nov 11, 2017, 2:01 AM (IST)

‘Warm-up for Herath, chance for us to face him’

Kolkata, November 10

For Rangana Herath, the two-day game against Board President’s XI may be a warm-up game but for home team skipper Sanju Samson, it’s an opportunity to face one of the best spinners in world cricket.

“It’s a practice match for Herath, but for us it’s a great opportunity to face him,” said Samson. “He is one of the greatest spinners, one of the legends... to go there and play against him will be a great experience.” 

BCCI has picked a third-string side for the game, giving players who are not playing in the ongoing fifth round of the Ranji Trophy a chance to face an international side. The players, it seems, want to make the most of the opportunity. Sending a clear message to his team, Samson said they shouldn’t consider it as a practice game. “It’s not a practice match for us. We will be looking forward to beat them. We are lucky to get this opportunity,” said Samson. — PTI

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