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KOCHI: The Indian team’s disappointing performance in the ongoing Twenty20 World Championship has given fresh hope to S. Sreesanth.

The fast bowler believes India’s forthcoming tour of the West Indies and the Champions Trophy in South Africa in September offer him a chance to return to the national squad.

“I’m completely fit now, raring to go. I played the last five IPL games,” said the 26-year-old cricketer after inaugurating the Ernakulam District Cricket Association’s indoor coaching centre at the Mar Athanasius College at Kothamangalam, near here, on Wednesday.

Make a comeback

“Hopefully, I may get a chance for the West Indies tour or the Champions Trophy. And in the worst-case scenario, I will get a chance to play the Ranji Trophy and make a comeback,” said the youngster who effected a crucial catch in the final of the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007 which helped India win the title .

The game goes on

On India’s performance in the current Twenty20 World, Sreesanth said, “I thought they would win, we should have won those two good games. But cricket doesn’t stop, we have the Windies tour and the Champions Trophy.”

On rumours that there was a rift in the Indian Twenty20 team in England, he said, “I’m not in the team, so I can’t give my opinion on that. But I’m sure Dhoni ‘bhai’ and the others in the team are good. I think these things are created by the media.”

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