Parthiv confident of his ability with both gloves

Published: Thursday, November 10, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Ahmedabad:Former Indian wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel will depend on his willow to fire and impress the national selectors in the Duleep Trophy finals between East and West zone, scheduled to begin here tomorrow.

Parthiv, who was dumped from the national squad during the series against Australia last year after a series of poor-performances, felt that though his performance behind the stumps has improved, only a strokeful and eye-catching performance will help him being counted in the national squad against Sri Lanka.

"My performance behind the stumps has constantly been improving. In the last two Duleep trophy matches against South (in Vadodara) and Central zone (in Aurangabad) I have managed to scalp a total of 13 victims'', Parthiv told PTI here.

"In the match against South Zone in Vadodara, I was instrumental in bringing about five dismissals in one innings'', he said adding that his performance had helped his team register outright victories in Duleep tie.

"My performance behind the stumps (at Vadodara) went completely unnoticed'', Parthiv said adding he had also cracked a half-century in one of the Duleep trophy innings against south.

"I have not batted well against Central zone in Aurangabad'', Parthiv said adding that he had, however, impressed with the gloves.

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