Sreesanth says he has recovered, wants to avoid breakdowns

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2011, 15:35 PM IST

New Delhi: Speedster S Sreesanth has recovered from an elbow injury to be available for selection for India`s cricket tour of England and now wants to avoid frequent breakdowns which have "pegged back his career".

Sreesanth, who was not considered for the ongoing tour of West Indies due to a right elbow injury, said he is training hard and keeping his fingers crossed to get the nod from the selectors who will sit tomorrow to name the Test squad for the England tour.

"I am absolutely fine and have bowled nearly 30 overs in the last two days. With the help of the physio and by God`s grace I am bowling quick and striking good rhythm," Sreesanth told reporters.

"During my stay here at the National Cricket Academy I have bowled to Gautam bhai (Gautam Gambhir) and he too seemed impressed with my bowling," he added.

There is a possibility that Sreesanth may also consult orthopedic surgeon Dr Andrew Wallace in London in a bid to assess his tennis elbow problem.

On his chances of being selected in the Indian squad for the England tour, Sreesanth said, "That is up to the selectors, my job is to train hard and play hard, the rest is not in my hands."

Sreesanth has played 24 Tests so far, taking 79 wickets at an average of 35.16 with three five-wicket haul but too many injuries have put paid to his hopes of a smooth career and the pacer said it was a worrying factor.

"Most definitely a cause of worry as I want to win matches for my country and these injuries just peg back my plans," he said.

PTI