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Rasool’s IPL wish

Chennai: His confidence boosted by the impressive bowling show against Australia in the first warm-up game here on Tuesday, young Jammu and Kashmir all-rounder Parvez Rasool believes that he can do well at the big stage, including at the IPL, and eventually play for the country.

“Firstly thanks to Allah and the selectors who have given me this opportunity. It's a great achievement for me to do so well against a team like Australia so by God’s grace if I get more chances, I'll look to do my best,” he said after his effort of seven for 45 which led to Australia being bowled out for just 241.

“I haven’t signed for an IPL team yet but hopefully if that happens I can do well and maybe play for India too,” said 23-year-old Rasool, who recently became first cricketer from the Kashmir Valley to be picked for India A team for a warm-up game against England.

He expressed satisfaction at being able to deceive Australian Test players Matthew Wade and Steven Smith leading to their dismissal on Tuesday.