Kerala express Sreesanth gearing for comeback

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Published: Friday, August 24, 2012, 16:41 [IST]
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Bangalore, Aug 24: Kerala express, S Sreesanth who is recovering from a toe injury has said that he would make himself available for selection by the end of 2012.

The 29-year old pacer from Kerala, was confident about making a comeback after a toe injury forced him to stay off action since the World Cup last year.

"I have started running now. I am in National Cricket Academy (NCA). Hopefully, in three more months I should be fit to play first class and I am looking at, hopefully, getting back to the selection process by December end," he told PTI here on Thursday.

Talking about the break from international cricket, Sreesanth said he is utilising the time to make a strong comeback.

"I think it is going to be amazing. Because, this is the best time I ever had. I am using this time to make sure I come back really stronger and I will," he said.

With 87 wickets off 27 Test matches and 75 wickets from 53 ODIs, Sreesanth made his debut for India in 2006 (Tests) and his ODI debut twelve months before his Test debut.

Though he was included in the Rajasthan Royals' squad for the fifth edition of Indian Premier League, Sreesanth couldn't play as he was nursing an injury.

With the cricketer himself making it clear that he would be fit and raring to go by the end of this year, it remains to be seen if he gets another opportunity to make it to the squad as Umesh Yadav, Ashok Dinda, Zaheer Khan are all performing well.

Moreover, with Vinay Kumar, Ishant Sharma also battling injuries and planning to make a strong comeback, it is quite difficult for the speedster from Kerala to return to the side.


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