Virender Sehwag reckons he's got his "rhythm" back after stating his case for a Test recall with a century in India's tour match in Canberra.
The opener, who has not played for his country for over a year, smashed 113 from just 78 balls against an ACT Invitational XI.
His explosive knock on the final day of the game included 18 fours and two sixes, giving India something to smile about after a difficult week.
Sehwag is now hoping he has done enough to earn a place in the starting XI for the third Test against Australia in Perth - a place where he thinks he can prosper.
"It was good I spent quite some time in the middle," the 29-year-old said. "I have got my rhythm back. I have got everything back.
"I just focused on being positive and wanted to perform well. I feel I am in good touch and timing the ball very well.
"I think the Perth wicket is good for me and good for batsmen because the ball comes on (with) pace and bounce so you can play your shots."
Yuvraj Singh looks the most likely to make way for Sehwag in the starting XI at the WACA.
The selection of a second recognised opener alongside Wasim Jaffer would also allow Rahul Dravid to drop back down the order.