"Obviously, you feel bad when you are not part of the T20 World Cup. It is a big tournament. But, it is not in my hand. If I am playing Test cricket or wherever I am playing, I have to do well in those conditions and that particular format," Ishant said.
Ishant, who did a splendid job for Sunrisers in the last edition, hopes to put up a good show in the new season as well.
"Obviously, I am looking forward to do well in the new season. I am bowling well. I am in good rhythm. I played in domestic Twenty20, bowled well, took some wickets. I am confident with my bowling and hopefully I will do well for the Sunrisers this time as well," he said.
Replying to a query on UAE wickets, he said the pitch conditions are the same anywhere in Asia and execution of plans is a crucial aspect in shortest format.
"I think the wicket will be the same. It does not matter whether you play in India or UAE, wicket will be the same in Asia. You should know where you need to bowl in T20 format. You don't need to see how the wicket is going to behave. You just need to execute your plans well. That's it," he said.
Looking to make a comeback to the national fold, Ishant is not setting any personal goals for himself as that, he believes, would create unnecessary pressure.
"I don't set personal goals for myself. Because in doing so you end up putting pressure on yourself. In T20 cricket one needs to react according to the situation," he said.
Asked how he dealt with poor form in recent times, he said one needs to move on rather than getting bogged down by an unimpressive performance.


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