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Will Varun Aaron return to Team India after a decent county stint?

Aaron last represented India in a Test match against South Africa in 2015. His last ODI was against Sri Lanka in 2014

T2 Online Newsdesk 20 May 2018, 1:31 PM
Varun Aaron while playing against South Africa in 2015 in Mohali

Varun Aaron while playing against South Africa in 2015 in Mohali Image: AFP

Out-of-favour seamer Varun Aaron is confident of a national call-up, saying he is bowling at his best for Leicestershire in the English County circuit.

Aaron, who has represented India in nine Test matches and nine ODIs, played his last Test against South Africa in 2015 in Bengaluru, and last ODI against Sri Lanka in Cuttack back in 2014.

“I am definitely hopeful for a national call-up. I am just trying to perform as well as I can here (in County) and the decision is up to the selectors, if they deem me fit to play for India again. I feel I am in great space and I am bowling at my best," the 28-year-old said.

The right-arm pacer said he was forced out of his comfort zone as the opposition teams in County Cricket prepared flat tracks.

“Playing in these conditions has helped me. When I got here, I thought there is going to be a lot in the wickets for fast-bowlers, but turns out it’s not that way. Now there is a toss rule in England, which entitles the opposition team to bowl without having a toss, if they feel the wicket is going to help them. So just because of that every team is preparing flat tracks and I had to improvise, come out of my comfort zone and bowl the kind of deliveries which I did not bowl before,” he explained.

He returned with good figures of 4/65 and 2/66 against Glamorgan.

(With inputs from PTI)

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