Suresh Raina is currently playing the T20 series of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy © Getty Images
Suresh Raina is currently playing the T20 series of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy © Getty Images

The Indian batsman Suresh Raina is not disappointed by his exclusion from the squad. He is looking forward to the mega event of ICC World Twenty20 International (T20I) match to be held in India after two months. He believes the three match T20I series against Australia hold importance before the ultimate tournament begins in India.”I am looking forward to playing against Australia and I’m keen to do well there. It is a big tournament for us. We have done really well in T20I cricket. I think it is important to win those three games in Australia and get back our confidence before we come to India.” LIVE FULL SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd ODI at Melbourne

As reported on , Raina added, “We have to work hard and execute our plans in batting and how to go about in the death overs. Everyone knows who plays how, since many of the players have played in India during the Indian Premier League (IPL). This World T20I will be very tricky. It is going to be exciting.” Raina is happy continuing his stint with as captaincy for Uttar Pradesh who are doing pretty well in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2015-16 T20 matches. With their good form, Uttar Pradesh secured their second successive win against Gujarat on Saturday at Sharad Pawar Academy BKC, Mumbai. They have not lost a single match and if they continue this form, they will definitely reach the finals in the coming time.

“I always believed T20 is about intent. It is very important to think positive in all the 40 overs, whether you are batting, fielding or captaining the side. Results will follow. You need to calmly handle everything, which is what I learnt from MS Dhoni and other senior players. It’s important to know your strength and how you want to do well on the field,” Raina said. Raina has not had a good time with bat at the domestic tournament but he played 21 for 12 in the match against Gujarat and feels comfortable to play in the middle order.