I'll be back: Sehwag

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 12:00 hrs

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) India opener Virender Sehwag, who was Thursday dropped from the cricket squad for the last two Test matches against Australia, said he is confident that he will make a comeback into the side.

"Will continue to work hard for my place in the team. I trust my game and am confident that I'll be back. Best wishes to the team," tweeted Sehwag.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) axed the 34-year-old for his below-par performance in the first two Tests in Chennai and Hyderabad. Sehwag scored only 27 runs from three innings at an average of 9 in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. His figures read 2, 19 and 6.

Sehwag was also dropped from the one-day squad in January in the series against England which India won 3-2.

The Delhi batsman has an impressive record in Tests having scored 8586 runs from 104 Tests at an average of 49.34. However, he has been going through a slump in form for some time now.

He last scored a century in the first of the four Tests against England last November, where he made a swashbuckling 117. This was his first three figure score in two years as his last century before this came in November 2010 against New Zealand.

India currently lead in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-0. The third Test will be played at Mohali March 14-18 and the fourth at Delhi March 22-26.

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