There healthy competition between us

Bangalore: It has been a roller-coaster ride for Suresh Raina during his six years in international cricket.

But if he gets a chance in the playing XI, the talented batsman wants to get his mojo back after an indifferent last few months with the willow.

Going by indications, Raina probably will find it difficult to make the cut in the playing XI, except for injuries to any regular batsman.

After Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan almost cemented their places in the XI with impressive performances in the five-match One-Day series in South Africa, it will be tough decision for skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to accomodate the talented UP southpaw.

"It is good that we have a healthy competition in the team between me, Virat (Kohli) and Yusuf (Pathan) but whenever I am on field, my main focus always is to win matches and contribute for the team," Raina said during an open media session here.

"I generally bat at No 6 and No 7 and whenever you bat these positions you have to play big shots. I am scoring 25-30 but I know I can do more. I know I can deliver. I am looking forward to score big runs (in the World Cup)."

Raina who has been found out susceptible against the short pitched stuff dismissed popular notion that South African quicks sorted him out with rising deliveries.

"In South Africa, I was not getting out on short balls. I was getting runs but not big scores. I am working on game, trying to focus on my batting and do the basics right," Raina defended himself.

With the World Cup being held in the sub-continent, there is huge pressure on Dhoni and his men to lift the trophy after a hiatus of 28 years, but Raina said the only thing which is presently in his mind is his own performance.

"Playing any series in India is always pressure but I don`t think there is additional pressure on me. As a player, it is important to ignore pressure and concentrate on your job in hand."