Dropped out of the Indian Test squad, Yuvraj Singh is eager to win back his place in the national side and wants to put up a good performance when he leads Rest of India against Ranji champions Mumbai.
Yuvraj did not hide his disappointment at being dropped for the Test series against Australia but he want to make full use of the opportunity to earn the trust of the selectors.
"Yes I am disappointed but it is good too. It makes you more determined and hungry to make a comeback. I had taken a month long rest and now I am eager to comeback into top gear. It is season's first game and I want make best out of it," he said here after a batting session.
Yuvraj predicted a tough series for India against Australia.
"India and Australia are top two test sides in world. They will come strongly at us. It is going to be a tough series," he said.
Talking about the Irani trophy match, Yuvraj said Mumbai were a tough team to play against.
"They have a balanced side and they play cricket hard way. It is not going to be easy."
Talking about the wicket at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium he said,"I have played a number of times in Jaipur. This is season's first match and I am yet to have a look at the wicket. But experience says that it is two paced and we will have to get the partnerships going to build the innings."
The Mumbai team, which arrived on Tuesday, also had a practice session while a few of the Rest of India players also slogged.