New Delhi:Maverick pacer S Sreesanth is disappointed at missing the action for some time but said having been declared fit, he is raring to go and expects his chances for the New Zealand tour in March.
Sreesanth, who last played for India in April 2008 in the third Test against South Africa in Kanpur, was undergoing rehabilitation following a back problem at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.
"I am disappointed at missing the action but that was not in my control. I have been training hard at the NCA and have been declared fit last month. It is a matter of time, I have to be patient. I am raring to go for the New Zealand tour," he said.
"I am happy that everybody (in the Indian team) is doing well. Nobody is missing me there as they are bowling really well. I am happy for them," said the 25-year-old pacer.
Sreesanth admitted he could not have been selected for the home series against Australia and England.
"I don't know about selection problems. I don't think that I could have been in the team in the series I missed out. But I think I am bowling well now and hoping for the New Zealand tour. But all depends on the selectors and (captain) (Mahendra Singh) Dhoni," he told NDTV.
"I don't want to enforce myself (to the selectors). I don't want to be in the team just for the sake of playing, I want to give off my best for the team," he said.
Asked whether he would look to add to the onfield "dramas" that made him so famous last year, Sreesanth shot back saying, "I don't create dramas. I am a cricketer who plays the game with lot of passion. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you I am playing just the same as I have been playing earlier."