Hong Kong all-rounder Irfan Ahmed doesn't have a batting average in the premier Sunday League yet, thanks to two big unbeaten centuries. The first a massive 174 against HKCC Optimists and then last weekend, another swashbuckling 153 against KCC Infidels. 'I'm in good touch and I'm enjoying it out there,' Irfan says. The early-season form will be good news for the Hong Kong squad as they prepare for next weekend's Sixes. It will also be a warning to the opposition not to take Hong Kong lightly. Not that they do anymore, especially after last year's feat where Hong Kong finished fourth out of the eight teams thanks to a stand-out performance from Irfan. 'We are looking to do better this year and I'm confident we can. We have a better side and with some luck, we can even go all the way,' Irfan says. Not losing his wicket isn't anything new to Irfan. Last year he was the star attraction on the opening day of the Sixes when he scored 102 runs from three outings and remained unbeaten. He finished the tournament with an aggregate of 170 runs, and was unlucky not to be adjudged player of the tournament, which went to England's winning skipper Dimitri Mascarenhas. 'This is my fourth Hong Kong Sixes,' says Irfan, who will turn 20 on November 20. 'I love playing in this tournament in front of the home crowd. I believe we have a good draw and we can finish in the top two in our group. If that happens, we will play in the Cup competition on Sunday and anything can happen then.' Hong Kong are drawn with last year's runners-up Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The other group - defending champions England, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - is harder, according to Irfan, because of the unpredictable nature of the Asian teams. There was nothing predictable about Irfan's batting early in his career, but these days, he seems to have worked out a formula that allows him to be at peace with himself at the crease. 'I have changed my stance a little bit and worked hard in the nets,' says Irfan, who earlier this year had a stint with Messingham, a premier league club in Lincolnshire, England. 'I was awkward before, but now I'm a bit more open, which allows me to play shots everywhere I want to.' Batting posture aside, Imran believes he has matured as a cricketer after returning from the ICC Under-19 World Cup qualifiers in Toronto, where Hong Kong qualified for next year's World Cup in New Zealand. 'The most important thing while batting is your mindset and I feel I became mentally stronger at that tournament,' he says. 'I had a lot of opportunities to take responsibility and having to be an 'adult' helped my game, too.' Irfan hasn't ignored his bowling, which was what initially brought him to the attention of the selectors. He averages around 135 km/h and even touches 140 at times. 'I'm getting quicker. Batting or bowling, I put my heart into it. That I feel is the trick at becoming better,' he says.