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Michael Carberry says he is well prepared for Twenty20s and NatWest ODI series

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Michael Carberry: Has been given long-awaited England chance this summer

Michael Carberry says he will not be making any changes to his game after being called into England's squad for the limited-overs series against Australia.

The 32-year-old has made just one previous appearance for his country - a Test against Bangladesh in 2010 - but is now set to play in both the Twenty20 and one-day international clashes with the tourists.

Carberry has been in fine form in both the Yorkshire Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 this season - averaging 55.77 in the latter - and believes the way he plays the domestic game will stand him in good stead for international cricket.

"That's making the step up now, it's all about dealing with the pressure and hopefully I can do that," the opener told Sky Sports News.

"I don't see that I'm going to change anything much from what I've done before.


"I'm pretty experienced now so I'm just going to stick to my gameplan and what has worked for me over the last couple of years and hopefully it's good enough."

The first of two 20-over clashes against Australia takes place at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday and the Hampshire batsman is relishing the opportunity to play in front of a home crowd.

Carberry added: "It has been a very kind ground to me over many years and it will be great to play for England in front of my home crowd.

"I've had tons of support since the news came out that I got picked so I'm really looking forward to it."

Despite his consistent run-scoring in recent years, Carberry was ranked behind Nick Compton and Joe Root for the opening Test slot after Andrew Strauss' retirement and admitted he thought he may never get another international chance.

He said: "Six weeks ago it was beyond my wildest dreams, I guess. It's nice to be back in the England fold and I'm thoroughly looking forward to the series ahead."