He has come as a replacement of country's top spinner Ravichandran Ashwin but Parvez Rasool's urge is to find a place for himself in the Indian dressing room when the world's No. 1 off-spinner is around.
"I had no clue that Ashwin has been rested for the series. Actually, when I got a call from the BCCI office, I thought this will be a first chance for me to share the dressing room with Ashwin. Seven days with a player of his calibre means I can learn a lot," Rasool, first player from Kashmir valley to play for India, said.
"I was training with state team in Jammu for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. I got a call from BCCI office in the morning and now I am rushing to catch a flight to Delhi," he said.
While in pecking order, Rasool comes behind Ashwin and Jayant Yadav, his own assessment is that he has become a better bowler than when he played his lone ODI against Bangladesh back in Dhaka in 2014.