Stuart Broad believes he has settled into Test cricket well, after completing a fine first year at the highest level.
The Nottinghamshire seamer made his Test debut in Sri Lanka 12 months ago, but has now become a fixture in the England squad.
A key man in the one-day side, Broad is pushing to be an automatic start for Kevin Pietersen in both forms of the game after his promising past year.
Broad should be included in England's squad for the tour of the Caribbean, when it is anounced on Monday, as his development continues.
After taking 24 wickets in nine Tests this year, Broad is happy with the way he has taken to life in the Test arena.
"I'm pleased with the way I've settled into Test cricket," said Broad.
"I'd have liked to have picked up more wickets en route but I've been delighted with the way the batting has come on.
"That was an area where I thought I might struggle but to pick up three Test fifties in my first year is pleasing because I know I can get wickets.
"I've proved at one-day international level that I can take wickets in international cricket.
"If I stay patient with my action and my lines and lengths then wickets will come in the future."
Broad admits that he still faces a big challene to retain his place in the Test team, after he made the drawn second Test in Mohali after missing the defeat in Chennai with a hamstring strain.
"Leading up to the first Test it was my ambition to try and get into the side for the second Test," he explained.
"I was working hard, making sure I was strong and fit and bowling as well as I could out in the middle.
"Hopefully I have done enough to cement a place in the side for the next tour and the next year.
"Ryan Sidebottom is working hard to get back to fitness and he's been fantastic since his recall to Test cricket but we've got the shirts and the caps at the moment so it's our job to try and hold on to them."