Sam Billings hopes he can pick up where he left off when he returns to England duty in New Zealand.
The Kent wicket-keeper has been named as a vice-captain for the T20 leg of the tour, which begins with a warm-up against against a New Zealand XI on Sunday.
A dislocated shoulder stopped him building on the 87 he made against the West Indies in his last England innings in March, but he has headed to New Zealand with renewed optimism.
“It’s great to get some recognition and it’s a huge honour,” Billings said. “It’s a great opportunity to be recognised as a developing leader. And there’s an element of personal development about it, too.
“I’ve been on the fringes for the last four or five years. I’ve made some performances along the way, but we have such depth in our squad in terms of batsmen and keepers.
“The last innings I played was that 87 in the West Indies. But then I got injured and missed a lot of the year. So even though that innings in the West Indies was a long time ago, it’s about continuing that momentum in an England shirt. For me, it’s about enjoying it and it’s good to be back playing.
“The injury has given me some perspective. I just have to make the most out of every opportunity. For me, as a player, my focus is on being in that T20 World Cup squad.”
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.