The Test specialist intends to use the time before England tour by preparing some seaming tracks back home in Rajkot and get ready to face the Jimmy Andersons and the Tim Bresnans.

"Obviously, you can't create the conditions like what it is in England but I will prepare some tracks back home and practice on them. I will do that just before the series starts. There's no point starting well ahead and putting pressure but once IPL gets over, my focus will be on the England series," Pujara said ahead of Kings XI Punjab's match against Delhi Daredevils.

Pujara knows only too well that time is running out as far as making it to the core group for the next year’s World Cup is concerned but he wishes to get a look in for the short series in Bangladesh which will help him prove his credentials as a limited overs batsman.

"It's always a dream for any player to play in the World Cup but personally, I can't comment whether I will be there. But I am very confident that the manner in which I am preparing, I will get some success and hope that in the coming series against Bangladesh, I will get a chance. My Preparation has been fantastic.”

"In Test matches, I have been doing well and that experience will help me in ODIs too. Because most of the bowlers you play in Tests are playing ODIs also. If I have done reasonably well in Tests, it will help me do well in ODI format also," he explained.

On his own admission, he is trying to improve his repertoire of shots.

(Agencies)

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