Nitish Rana hopes to play for Team India again
By SMCS - Aug 13, 2022 10:29 am
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Kolkata Knight Riders’ middle-order batter Nitish Rana shared that he wants to play for Team India once again. While speaking exclusively to India Today, Rana expressed his desires and added that he wants to get back into the Indian team as well. The left-hander made his debut against Sri Lanka in 2021 under Shikhar Dhawan. He also played two T20Is and one ODI but couldn’t do well.

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Nitish Rana is playing brilliant knock

“As a cricketer I would have of course liked another opportunity, but I do not want to give any excuses, since I did not play very well. I want too score 500 plus runs from the next IPL season so that the selectors cannot ignore me. The things that are in my control are to give good performances and score runs, and I am trying to improve there. This season, I hope to score more runs. But everything is not in my hands, I want to give my best, that’s all. I will give my 100 percent wherever I play and Will perform well,” he said.

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Nitish Rana further shared that he would have to do well if selectors are not selecting him right now, and said that it is only him on whom his future depends on. However, Rana has done well in the domestic seasons and wants to do the same to get back into the Indian team as well. Meanwhile, he didn’t do well in the Indian Premier League last season too.

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Nitish Rana had a forgettable outing in Sri Lanka

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“If people are not selecting me after making 400 runs, I have to make 600 runs, and I understand that now. The future is in my hands and I am working on that. I do not have any targets as such. I want to score more runs in the domestic season, and then in the IPL season and the things that I have been wanting for a few years now, they will come. Things did not click for us in the last IPL. It is a very quick game and we did not have the results in our favour. Hopefully we will play better and lift the cup at the Eden Gardens. You cannot plan the changes from now. We will have to pick more players in the mini auction and if our domestic players perform well in the off season, we will have more confidence in the team,” Nitish Rana concluded.