Khan targets England recall
Pace bowler hopes moving to Sussex will improve his chances
By Jessica Bridge. Last Updated: 19/04/11 12:17pm
Khan: Wants England recall
After impressive performances for Sussex, Amjad Khan is hopeful for an England recall.
"I think it was the right time to leave. I'm desperate to win trophies and I'm equally as desperate to get back into the England set-up"
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The pace bowler, who left Kent after 10 years at the end of last season, believes his new team could be the platform he needs to resume being a part of the international set-up.
His only Test appearance came in 2009 during the tour of the West Indies, where he failed to make a name for himself with match figures of 1-122.
Khan also took part in an international Twenty20 soon after but has since been focussing on his domestic career.
"I think it was the right time to leave. I'm desperate to win trophies and I'm equally as desperate to get back into the England set-up," he told ecb.co.uk
"If you look at Sussex's history, they've won god knows how many trophies in the last 10 years and they've produced a lot of England players, so it was a no-brainer to come here.
"There's some new challenges here that there definitely wouldn't have been at Kent, and, as a person, that develops you, so it really is exciting."
Sussex made a poor start in their opening match against Lancashire in the LV= County Championship and Khan cannot understand the defeat.
"I think we're looking to win and can challenge in all forms of the game," he said.
"We've had a perfect that to pre-season, couldn't have done anything differently, so there's no excuse. I think we have to re-evaluate, figure out where it went wrong and then look forward."
The Sussex new boy also revealed manager Mark Robinson wants him to play all forms of the game as well as acting as a mentor.
"Mark Robinson has been brilliant this winter and sort of said, 'We want you to play all forms and we want you to lead the attack. Some of the younger guys, you've got to take under your wing and share your experience'," added Khan.
"I've tried to do that I think I've done pretty well. It shows that he backs you."