Luke: I am the Wright man
All-rounder determined to prove his worth
Last Updated: 01/02/11 8:46pm
Luke Wright is determined to prove his worth in the England side ahead of the World Cup.
"All you can do is work hard and when you get your chance take the opportunity."
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The 25-year-old all-rounder has been a regular member of the England squad over the past few years but he has yet to cement a set role within the side.
However Wright wants to use the final two one-day games against Australia to convince the selectors he is more than just a 'bits-and-pieces' player.
"Every time you play you give yourself an opportunity to make a statement and keep your spot," he said.
"It only takes one game, a big hundred or a five-for to get a spot down.
"I've played just the one game but I've trained hard and I'm hoping to get the nod for tomorrow.
"All you can do is work hard and when you get your chance take the opportunity.
"You've always got a lot to prove in international cricket. It doesn't take long for everyone to need a performance and you always want one."
Despite England having already lost the series after going 4-1 down following the 51-run defeat in Brisbane, Wright believes the injury-ravaged tourists can restore pride in the final tour games.
"We've played outstandingly well in one-day cricket for two years now, so very disappointed to lose the series but obviously we've still got a lot to look forward to," he added.
"The next two games are very important for us going into the next World Cup.
"It's a massive confidence game and any momentum we can get going into that World Cup is going to be a help.
"If we can go home and it's 4-3 then we can take quite a lot from that. Australia are such a top opponent, especially here as well."