Raina keen to utilise Irani game to earn Test recall

The ROI players practised on Monday afternoon at the stadium ahead of the match and the notable absentees were captain Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Murli Vijay and Manoj Tiwary.

updated: February 04, 2013 22:33 IST
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Mumbai: Having played a key role in the one-day series against England after being ignored for the four-Test rubber against the same opponents, middle-order batsman Suresh Raina has said he would like to utilise the Irani Cup match in Mumbai to earn a recall to the Test squad.

"I have been scoring runs in last 10 matches. So this is the chance. I need to do well in this game; then I can come back to the Test team. Hoping for the best. I am looking forward to this game," Raina told reporters in Mumbai on Monday.

The UP left-hander is a member of the Virender Sehwag-led Rest of India squad to take on Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai in the Irani Cup clash from February 6-10 at the Wankhede Stadium.

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