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Cowan doesn't feel he's a 'walking wicket that is going to get knocked over'

Port of Spain , Fri, 20 Apr 2012 ANI

Port of Spain, Apr 20(ANI): Australian opener Ed Cowan may lose his berth if selectors choose a team on the basis of scores, but is optimistic about his own game.

"I feel like my game is in good order. There's a big difference between being out of runs and out of form and I feel a little bit out of runs," The Sydney Morning Herlad quoted Cowan, as saying.

"I don't feel like I'm going out there as a walking wicket and that I'm going to get knocked over, so that's good. I feel like I'm not only good enough to be playing at this level but contributing. And dominating on my good days, it hasn't quite worked out yet," he added.

He feels that he has improved for the experience "in such foreign conditions".

"For example, playing against off-spin, I feel like I've found a way that can now work here and in the subcontinent, and you don't have to do that back home because there aren't that many wickets that turn," he added.

His statement came after Cowan has scored 96 runs at an average of 24 in the current series against the West Indies.

"It's frustrating to get through what's the hardest time of batting and then to get out when the ball is getting softer.I think in these conditions to ground out 40 or 50 is a bloody good day. To grind out 20 doesn't look good but it still feels like you've given some contribution to the team, not just taken the shine off the ball for the other blokes," Cowan said.

"And if your worst days are 20s and 30s and you start turning them into really good days, you start turning into a really good player," he added. (ANI)

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