Luke Wright has played 49 ODIs for England © Getty Images
Luke Wright has proved to be handy all-rounder for England © Getty Images


Mar 2, 2014


England batsman Luke Wright on Saturday completed 50 One-Day internationals (ODIs) of his career when he took to the field against the West Indies in the second of the three-match series at North Sound, Antigua.


Wright, who scored only a mere one run in England’s 15-run defeat in the first ODI at the same stadium will be looking to consolidate his position in the team’s line-up especially after the English have been reduced by injuries to many key players which include the likes of Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales.


Also the fact that Wright has played just a handful of matches for England since the 2011 World Cup makes it all the more interesting to see as to whether the Sussex all-rounder does gear to stake a permanent claim in the English side.


The fact that Kevin Pietersen has been axed from the England team will also give a window of opportunity for Wright to take the onus on himself and prove that he indeed is England material.


Wright has a batting average of 20.79 for England whereas he has also picked up 15 wickets at 58.93 with his career graph being modest to say the least.