Though he didn't get a game in the last two seasons, the Royal Challengers Bangalore medium pacer Sandeep Warrier is confident of sharing the bowling attack with his seniors Ashok Dinda and Varun Aaron this time but feels the team will miss the services of allrounder Yuvraj Singh.
Warrier, a promising fast bowler from Kerala, was bought by RCB during the sixth edition of the IPL and was retained by the Virat Kohli-led outfit for the 2015 season.
"I am with RCB from the last two seasons. I didn't get a chance to play in the eleven both the seasons but this time I am confident I will be performing for RCB. I am really eager to share the ball with my seniors - (Ashok) Dinda and (Varun) Aaron," Warrier told CricketNext in an interview.
The 21-year-old Warrier, who hails from Thrissur in Kerala, will be playing his third IPL for RCB.
"I am excited. RCB is like a family. We have great players. I have learnt a lot from them", Warrier said.
On the absence of Yuvraj, who will be representing Delhi Daredevils this season, at RCB, Warrier said the team is going to miss the star allrounder.
"I am honoured to have shared the dressing room with Yuvraj last year. He is a great player. The dressing room is always jovial in his presence. His jokes and leg-pulling will be missed and of course his contribution as a player," Warrier added.
On RCB's chances this season, the pacer said: "We have a strong side full of star players. I am confident that we will have a good time this season."
Warrier also said he is lucky to play under a captain like Virat Kohli.
"Virat bhai is an amazing captain. He encourages us. He makes us believe that everything is possible. He injects positive things in us. His aggression and on-field tactics are amazing," Warrier said.
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