Shah hopes IPL stint will earn England call-up

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Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 14:14 [IST]
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IPL knocks will be noticed: Owais Shah

Jaipur, Apr 19: Ignored England batsman Owais Shah on Wednesday said that his fine batting performances for Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing Indian Premier League is bound to be noticed by fans and officials back in England.

Shah also admitted that he is depending on IPL to earn his place back in the national side. When asked if his performances in IPL 5 would be appreciated back home, he said, "The performance in IPL is watched world over and I am sure back home too people must be looking at my performance."

Shah was also thankful to his team Rajasthan Royals for giving him the opportunity to bat at his preferred position and hoped that he would get a chance to play for the national team.

"I am thankful that Rajasthan Royals gave me opportunity to bat at the position I like. I had played for Delhi Daredevils, Kochi Tuskers and KKR earlier in IPL but the opportunities were just not there," he said.

"I have a different role now and I have to apply and get accustomed to it and perform. I would be glad if I get a chance to play again for the country and I would be thankful to Rajasthan Royals for giving me the opportunity," he added.

Owais Shah, who has played 71 one-day internationals and 6 Tests for England, is the second highest run-scorer in IPL 5 with 216 runs in six games.


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