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Yusuf Pathan has fallen down in the pecking order in the selectors’ eyes © Getty Images

 

Rajkot: Feb 26, 2014 

 

Expressing confidence over his return to national squad, Baroda skipper Yusuf Pathan said he was working hard to achieve this goal.

 

“My focus is to play good cricket and I have done well with the bat this season. I know if I play good cricket then it would be better for me (to come back in Indian side),” said the 31-year-old.

 

Yusuf’s Baroda will be playing Mumbai in West Zone One-day match for Vijay Hazare Trophy.

 

“If I play good cricket then message would automatically reach to the concern people,” said Pathan who last played an One-Day International (ODI) for India against Pakistan in 2012.

 

On tomorrow’s match, he said, “Every player of the team is in good form, which is a positive sign for the team.”

 

“Everybody has been contributing well this season and the Vijay Hazare Trophy would be important match for us,” Pathan said.

 

Yusuf said his younger brother, Irfan, is fit to bowl in tomorrow’s match.

 

“Irfan is fully fit to bowl in tomorrow’s match. Irfan is back from National Cricket Academy (NCA) and he would bowl in tomorrow’s match,” he said.