Owais Shah: IPL runs can lead to England recall
Rajasthan Royals' Owais Shah, the second highest run-getter in the ongoing Indian Premier League, with 216 runs, said yesterday he is banking on the Twenty20 event to earn his place back in the England team.
“The performance in IPL is watched world over and I am sure that back home too, people must be looking at my performance,” he told reporters here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
Shah showed potential during his early days for England but faded away with time due to inconsistency. “I am thankful that Rajasthan Royals gave me an opportunity to bat at the position I like (No 3). I had played for Delhi Daredevils, Kochi Tuskers and KKR earlier in IPL but the opportunities were just not there,” he said.
“I have a different role now and I have to apply and get accustomed to it and perform. I would be glad if I get a chance to play again for the country and I would be thankful to Rajasthan Royals for giving me the opportunity,” he added. Shah refused to comment on Kevin Pietersen’s statement that England's lack of interest in IPL is down to jealousy.
Shah in IPL-V
>> Matches: 6
>> Runs: 216
>> Average: 54
>> SR: 164.88
>> 50: 2