Indian all rounder, Irfan pathan, has said that playing in the Ranji Trophy helped him a lot in regaining his form. Pathan played for Baroda in the last season of Ranji Trophy and bowled well. Due to his brilliant performances in the Ranji Trophy, Pathan made a comeback in the national side after 2 years in December 2011. But, he wasn’t able to perform that well on the Australia tour. So, he was not named in the original squad for the ODI series against Sri Lanka. But, due to the injury of Vinay Kumar, he got an opportunity and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.