Luke Wright is hopeful that he can force his way back into England's ODI side
Last Updated: 11/02/13 3:06pm
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England Twenty20 star Luke Wright says he is determined to reclaim his place in the one-day international side.
The 27-year-old Sussex all-rounder is a very accomplished Twenty20 performer and proved his worth once again when he made 42 off 20 balls from number three in the order and then took 2-29 in the 40-run win over New Zealand on Saturday.
However, although he has won 46 ODI caps, he has not featured since England suffered a 10-wicket loss to Sri Lanka in the 2011 World Cup quarter-final.
"I have huge ambitions to get back in the one-day side. It's something I'm desperate to do."
"I have huge ambitions to get back in the one-day side," said Wright. "It's something I'm desperate to do.
"That's why last summer I was so pleased to get those (three) Pro40 hundreds. I just have to score runs when I play in that form of the game, that's all I can do.
"It's quite tough obviously at the top of the order, with KP (Kevin Pietersen), Cookie (Alastair Cook), Belly (Ian Bell) and Trotty (Jonathan Trott) to come back in.
"But I'd like to come into that middle order if there's no role for me at the top and obviously my bowling might help."
In the meantime, Wright will be hoping England can wrap up victory in their three-match series against the Black Caps by winning the second contest in Hamilton on Tuesday.
Wright said: "We went into the (first) game under no illusions about how strong New Zealand are in this format, and knew we had to be right at the top of our game to beat them.
"They'll come back stronger in the next game, so we'll have to be that little bit better.
"These guys are so dangerous. You only need one of them to come off, and it changes the game. We've got to back it up again on Tuesday."