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'Experience of bounce will come handy'

Laxman, who has been asked to join the ODI squad in SA, says he will try to give his best.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2006 12:49 IST

Stylish middle-order batsman VVS Laxman, who has been asked to join the one-day team in South Africa, on Tuesday said his experience of playing on wickets with bounce and carry would come handy there.

"It is a great feeling to be included in the one-day series and I would try to give my best," he said at a press conference in Hyderabad.

Laxman was on Monday recalled to the one-day side after more than a year when Dravid was ruled out of the remaining two matches of the ODI series due to a finger injury.

"It is sad that Rahul should be injured so badly in the series and miss out the rest of the one-day matches," the Hyderabadi strokeplayer said.

When asked if he felt as if he was on trial, Laxman evaded a direct reply.

"I would only work on the opportunities that come my way. I do not want to think of things that are beyond by control."

Laxman, who was to play for Hyderabad in a Ranji Trophy tie in Jaipur later this week, said he was willing to bat in any position the management deemed fit for him, but when pressed for his choice, said "I prefer the middle order."

First Published: Nov 29, 2006 11:27 IST