Graham Onions eager to prove his mettle

England pacer Graham Onions had been out of the England side for almost two years due to a stress fracture during Bangladesh tour in 2012 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Dubai: Jan 10, 2012

England pacer Graham Onions is delighted after being recalled for the Test series against Pakistan as a replacement for injured Tim Bresnan.

Onions was quoted in The Guardian as saying, “I want to try and prove a point to Andy Flower and Andy Strauss that I’m good enough to be here and stay.”

The right handed fast bowler has been out of the England side for almost two years due to a stress fracture during Bangladesh tour in 2012. The pacer had then feared that he’d never play again “pretty much everyday” after the injury.

“Now that I’m up for selection it’s important for me to come in and get back to my form of 2009. That seems a long time ago. I’m here now and I want to make a difference I want to be part of this team. I’m convinced that with my skiddy type of bowling I’ll do quite well out here. It’s been the toughest time of my career” he said.

Onions further added that he has recovered from the injury and is eager to perform. He said, “Hopefully fingers crossed the surgeon’s done a good job and fixed me back together. I played county cricket last year and to be back with Durham was fantastic.

“It’s been a good year, I’ve been put through some tough tests and I’m 100% sure I’m over this injury and ready to go really. If I get to play I’ve got a hell of a lot of people to thank, especially at the ECB.”