Yusuf Pathan working hard for comeback to Indian team

Yusuf Pathan's Baroda will be playing Mumbai in a West Zone one-day match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy beginning on Thursday.

Last updated on Wednesday, 26 February, 2014 18:05 IST
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Rajkot: Expressing confidence over his return to the Indian cricket team, Baroda skipper Yusuf Pathan on Wednesday said he was working hard to achieve this goal.

"My focus is to play good cricket and I have done well with the bat this season. I know if I play good cricket then it would be better for me (to come back in Indian side)," said the 31-year-old.

Yusuf's Baroda will be playing Mumbai in a West Zone one-day match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy beginning on Thursday.

"If I play good cricket then message would automatically reach to the concern people," said Pathan who last played an ODI for India against Pakistan in 2012.

On tomorrow's match, he said, "Every player of the team is in good form, which is a positive sign for the team."

"Everybody has been contributing well this season and tomorrow's match would be important match for us," Pathan said.

Yusuf also said his younger brother, Irfan, will be fit to bowl Thursday's match.

"Irfan is fully fit to bowl in Thursday's match. Irfan is back from National Cricket Academy (NCA) and he would bowl in the match," he said.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 18:02 IST

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