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India all-rounder Stuart Binny has revealed that he is working on increasing his pace in order to give the national selectors extra incentive to include him in India’s 15-man World Cup squad.
Even though he has not made the most of his ODI and Test opportunities, Binny remains confident that he will be representing India in cricket’s biggest 50-over tournament.
“I have actually gone up on my pace in the last 8-10 months,” he said. “After entering international cricket, I realised I need to step up on the pace. I worked a bit in the gym and the run-up is harder than last year. The results are showing.
“I have got a bit stronger in the legs. I was bowling consistent 125 kmph and I have added 3-4 kmph to that. The stronger legs have helped me run in harder than earlier.”
However, Binny acknowledged that he has to start becoming more consistent with the bat, especially since his highest score in this year’s Ranji Trophy season has been 77.
“I am happy with the way I have batted (in the recent domestic matches) but pretty disappointed at not being able to convert starts. It doesn’t help my case but my rhythm has been good,” he said.