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India pace bowler Varun Aaron is hoping his performances for Leicestershire will earn his a recall to the national team.
Aaron has represented Leicestershire in three County Championship games thus far and has taken nine wickets at an average of 39.88.
The 28-year-old fell out of favour with the national selectors in 2015 and has not played any international cricket since then.
“I am definitely hopeful for a national call up, I am just trying to perform as well as I can here (in County) and the decision is up to the selectors, if they deem me fit to play for India again, but I feel I am in great space and I am bowling at my best,” Aaron was quoted as saying by Sportstarlive.
Aaron also admitted that he has been made to work hard for his wickets in England as the tracks have been a lot flatter than he expected.
“Playing in these conditions has helped me. When I got here, I thought there is going to be a lot in the wickets for fast-bowlers, but turns out its not that way,” he said. “Now there is a toss rule in England, which entitles the opposition team to bowl without having a toss, if they feel the wicket is going to help them.
“So just because of that every team is preparing flat tracks and on these tracks I had to improvise, come out of my comfort zone and bowl the kinds of deliveries which I did not bowl before.”
Aaron added that he has improved his bowling by adding the in-swinger to his arsenal.
“I used to rely on my out-swing to get wickets, but I realised after the first match, I have to bowl good in-swinger,” he said. “I worked on my in-swinger and I have been bowling great in-swing and that helped me get those six wickets and that victory ensured a Leicestershire win after 19 Games, which was a big deal for the club. It was special for me to help them win that game.
“My county experience has been great. I feel it is a great atmosphere for you to grow as a bowler and take on the pressure of being the overseas bowler in your county (team), so the onus is on you to perform.
“So I am enjoying the responsibility of that and it also brings out the best in you. I feel that my bowling is going from strength to strength.”