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Irfan, Manoj ready to turn a new leaf Down Under

New Delhi: Manoj Tiwary was done in by a Brett Lee scorcher during his ODI debut in Brisbane back in 2007-08 and he wants to move on.

Irfan Pathan won the man-of-the match award during the memorable Perth Test on that very tour and he too wants to move on.

Both are in the ODI squad for the tri-series and they are keen to make every chance count during the next one month.

"The 100 against West Indies has been my breakthrough knock and I am more matured now. Having played against the likes of Dale Steyn in the IPL and batting against Brett Lee and James Pattinson at the KKR nets have certainly helped me," Tiwary told reporters.

His teammate Irfan also believes in action rather than resting on past laurels.

"I had a good international debut in Australia and I won the man-of-the-match against them at Perth. But that`s past now and it will be a new series where I will have to perform to the best of my abilities," Pathan said over phone from Vadodara.

When both were asked the same question as to whether it is difficult for a new player to join a team that has been losing a lot, the two cricketers tried to put things into perspective.

"It takes one match to turn things around. I believe our team has the ability to do that and God willing that turnaround will happen in Adelaide," Pathan remarked.

PTI

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