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    Saurabh Tiwary eyeing consistency in CLT20

    Jamshedpur: Young Mumbai Indians batsman Saurabh Tiwary on Wednesday said he would looking for consistent performances in the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) to be held in South Africa from September 10 to 16.

    "It (CLT20) is an important tournament for me and I am confident to put up my best there in South Africa," Tiwary, who joined Tata Steel on Wednesday, said.

    "I have been working hard and had practiced with my Team India members to ensure consistency in my performance," said the left-handed batsman on the sidelines of the ongoing Jharkhand Ranji trial camp, here.

    Tiwary, who was a member of the India's ODI squad in the recently-concluded tri-series in Sri Lanka, said for a batsmen to survive in the shorter version of the game, one has to become a hard-hitter.

    Asked about failing to make the playing XI in last two tours abroad, Tiwary said it was the prerogative of the skipper.

    "Besides, the Indian team had experienced players and the captain will obviously settle for winnable combinations," he quipped.

    "Right now, I am focussing for the upcoming Champions League and leaving here on Thursday to take part in the tournament," the southpaw added.

    Tiwary came to limelight while representing Sachin Tendulkar-led Mumbai Indians in the last edition of the Indian Premier League.

    Mumbai Indians will take on South Africa's Highveld Lions in the CLT20 opener on September 10 at New Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg.

    Meanwhile, Tata Steel sources said Tiwary have joined the company as Manager Sports.

    While handing over the appointment letter here on Tuesday, Sanjiv Paul, Vice-President (Corporate Services) of Tata Steel, welcomed Tiwary to the Tata Steel family.

    Tiwary, who made his first-class debut in the 2006-07 Ranji Trophy, had scored two half centuries in India's U-19 tri-series victory over South Africa and Bangladesh in 2008.

    He was also a member of the squad that won the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia in 2008.