Aaron aims to follow Pujara to County stint

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India fast bowler Varun Aaron hopes to emulate compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara and try his hand at County cricket, saying it could only help him in the long run to get experience in English conditions.

India fast bowler Varun Aaron hopes to emulate compatriot Cheteshwar Pujara and try his hand at County cricket, saying it could only help him in the long run to get experience in English conditions.

Pujara signed for Derbyshire last week after seeking permission from the BCCI to play for the rest of the County Championship. As such, Aaron would like to do the same next season, provided there is time in the schedule.

Aaron, who took five wickets in the two Tests he played against England, said of his ambitions: "Playing county cricket is one of those things that is high on my priority list.

"The cricket in England is very competitive because the conditions don't favour either the batsmen or bowlers too much.

"It's just that we've got such a busy schedule, so it's difficult for me to slot in a stint with a county.

"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.

"I think I've played enough in England – I've been here two months – so I have a decent understanding of English conditions.

"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."

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