IPL 5: CSK's Jakati eyes India berth

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Published: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:52 [IST]
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Shadab Jakati keen to play for India

Panaji, Mar 27: Chennai Super Kings' Shadab Jakati is keen on performing well in the fifth edition of Indian Premier League to get a berth in the national side. Left arm spinner, Jakati has said that IPL is the right platform to impress the selectors by performing consistently that could fetch him a place in the national team.

"I know I have to be consistent and with millions watching, there is hardly any scope for mistakes. I am hoping my consistent performance could lead to a place in the national team," the left-arm spinner revealed.

Having been a part of the champion side, which has won two editions of IPL in 2010 and 2011 says he is not short of motivation despite missing the domestic season due to an injury.

"I played my part in the Goa Premier League (GPL) T20 and the Subbaiah Pillai one-day tournament and felt good about my performances. I know I could have done a lot better but after missing out on cricket for four months due to an injury, I am slowly getting into the groove. Bowling to quality batsmen at the camp in Chennai should help," he added.

Talking about his team's strength, he says Chennai could be stronger than ever this season as India's all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja adds more strength to the team.

"This year we could be stronger than ever. With Ravindra Jadeja joining us, the fielding and middle overs will get a big boost. He is an asset," said Jakati.


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