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“It was a definite surprise to get the call-up”
England wicketkeeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter has announced that he is determined to make the most of his World Twenty20 call-up.
Kieswetter was drafted into England’s squad after Luke Wright was ruled out of the tournament with a side strain.
“It was a definite surprise to get the call-up, I was busy playing a warm-up against Worcestershire and was batting at the time,” he said. “It’s certainly a different climate here, the first thing I had to do was throw the hand-warmers out of the bag and put the cool stuff in.
“But it’s always great to get the call, I’ve been out for 12 months or more so to be back, I’m delighted.
“First and foremost the most important thing is to be involved again, to be around the team is always a good thing.
“I’ve got a couple of practice sessions before the next game so I’ll do as well as I can to put my hat in the ring.”
Kieswetter also conceded that he has to regain his touch with the bat or he can expect to be replaced in almost no time once again.
“I think being thrust in at such a young age as I was, there would always be rough patches,” he said. “I had to find a way to deal with that, go away and work at aspects I needed to improve and I feel I’ve worked pretty hard these last 12 months or so.
“So to be back is quite a special thing and shows the work I’m doing is paying off.”