Kulkarni appreciates second chance

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The uncapped Dhawal Kulkarni delighted in the second chance afforded by the Indian selectors, after being named in a strong 17-man squad for this month's five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 International against England.

The uncapped Dhawal Kulkarni delighted in the second chance afforded by the Indian selectors, after being named in a strong 17-man squad for this month's five ODIs and one-off Twenty20 International against England.

Kulkarni was selected for the series against the West Indies last year, but endured an injury before debuting. The talented right-armer, though, has been all but assured of earning a first cap in August.

"I never lost hope. I knew that if I kept at it, my chance would come. It's not easy to maintain your momentum and intensity level season after season," he told <i>The Indian Express</i>.

"Last year, for the West Indies, I got injured just after I was picked. It's hard to describe how I felt. I do consider myself lucky. Life has come full-circle."

Bristol, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham and Leeds will host ODIs one, two, three four and five respectively. Edgbaston has been granted the sole T20I.

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