Nottingham: Out-of-favour Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes there is still a lot of cricket left in him and wants to make a comeback into the Test side.
Australia play England in the fourth Test of a five-match Ashes series starting here on Thursday. England lead the series 2-1 with two matches still to be played.
Watson was dropped after underperforming in the first Test at Cardiff where England had beaten Australia comprehensively. The visitors were able to make a comeback in the second Test but then were again beaten in the third match. Australia failed to perform as a unit and were beaten by eight wickets in the third Test at Edgbaston cricket ground.
"I still want to play for Australia so wherever the opportunities arise I will be playing to be able to continue to be able to get the best out of myself and push for selection," Watson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Wednesday.
"I still feel like I have got a lot of good cricket left in me."
Mitchell Marsh, the man who replaced Watson in the test at Lords has failed to contribute significantly with the bat with scores of 0 and 6 in the third Test.
Thus Watson, who has played 59 Tests, 187 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 48 T20 internationals since making his Australia debut in 2002, may again find a place in the team as Australia try to restore parity in the series.