Awana targets recall

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Seamer Parvinder Awana is confident a fine stretch of form in the ongoing Indian Premier League will bring a recall to India's limited-overs squad for this year's tour of England.

Seamer Parvinder Awana is confident a fine stretch of form in the ongoing Indian Premier League will bring a recall to India's limited-overs squad for this year's tour of England.

Awana was capped twice at T20I level against England, in Pune and Mumbai, in December 2012.

He, under the watchful eye of bowling coach Joe Dawes, has since put in a string of telling performances for the Kings XI Punjab in the lucrative Twenty20 league.

"I am very much eyeing the England tour. In fact, only last night, I was jokingly telling Joe Dawes we have three matches left in this IPL and let me play all of them. I'll take five wickets in each game and book a seat on that plane for England," said Awana.

"Seriously, it was my target coming into this IPL to showcase my skills and fitness and try to make an India comeback. To be honest, my pace had gone down during the initial part of the tournament and I wasn't putting as much effort as I needed to. That's when Joe sat me down and reminded me what I am capable of.

"I think I swayed away a bit from my basics and got into the relaxed mode. By making me sit out for a few matches, he gave me the kick I needed and pushed me to get right what I am known for."

The Indians will meet Bangladesh for three ODIs in Dhaka in June, before leaving for the United Kingdom, where five Tests, as many ODIs and a one-off T20I will be played against England.

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