Luke Wright desperate to cement place in England squad

Luke Wright in action during an England training session © Getty Images

Sep 2, 2013

England all-rounder Luke Wright said on Monday that he is desperate to make a comeback in the national side, with a good show in the five-match One-Day International series against Australia.

The 28-year-old cricketer played his last ODI match for England in March 2011, and has an opportunity to cement his place in the side in the absence of key players such as Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell and Graeme Swann.

Wright was quoted as saying by Cricket365, “It’s a massive series for myself. It’s something we have worked for for a long time. Since I got injured and lost my place I have been desperate to get back into it.”

“It’s an opportunity to stake a claim. There is a World Cup in 2015 and whenever you are in front of the selectors it’s a huge series,” he added.

Wright has had a successful run in the domestic cricket and now wants to make the most of the opportunity that he has, and strengthen his place for contention ahead of the 2015 ICC World Cup.

“It’s about taking your chance. I am sure those guys — Cook and the rest — will come back in at some stage but it’s about taking your opportunities when you get them,” he added.

“Ultimately, you want to be in that next squad when it comes to going to Australia and then each one going on to the World Cup. The only way to do that is to take your chance,” Wright concluded.