Deepankar Kaur | cricket20
Kings XI Punjab all-rounder Abhishek Nayar is aiming to use the upcoming Indian Premier League as a spring board to launch his international career.
The 27 year old is hoping a good performance with the bat and ball for the Kings XI will help him get noticed by the National Selectors
"I am looking forward to have a good IPL outing. My first aim is to win the fourth edition of the league for my new team," said Nayar.
"Normally, a good IPL performance makes people take note of you, if everything goes well and god willing, I am confident of finding a place in the national side," he added.
"I will perform to my fullest in the tournament and leave rest to God. Right now I just want to focus on the task at hand. I need to handle many things and have to bring the best out of me."
The former Mumbai Indians player was brought by the Kings XI during Januaryís Player Auction for $800,000 after interest from the Chargers, DareDevils and Royal Challengers.
Despite losing a number of world class names, Nayar believes the Kings XI will still be competitive once the tournament gets underway.
"No, I donít think the absence of star players will affect the teamís chances in the upcoming edition. We have got enough talent and depth in all three departments of the game."
"Of course, they all were world-class players but I think in Twenty20 format that doesnít count for much. We have the perfect blend of youth and experience and the young players are ready to share the responsibility with the seniors."