Albie: I am not a spent force

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All-rounder Albie Morkel has expressed a driven ambition to be recalled to South Africa's Test squad, despite entering the closing stages of an impressive career.

All-rounder Albie Morkel has expressed a driven ambition to be recalled to South Africa's Test squad, despite entering the closing stages of an impressive career.

Morkel earned a solitary cap, against Australia in Cape Town in March 2009, but has not played the longest form of the international game since.

The 33-year-old's limited-overs career, meanwhile, has brought 58 ODIs and 49 T20Is – but has probably come to an end on the back of an unsuccessful World Twenty20 campaign in Bangladesh earlier this year.

"I might be in the twilight of my career, but I'm not a spent force and I have not abandoned my dream to represent South Africa in Test cricket again," <i>Supersport</i> quoted Morkel as saying.

"It won't be easy to get back in. I am getting closer to the twilight of my career, but I have not abandoned my dream to play Test cricket again. I would like to put my fishing rod in the water."

The hard-hitting left-hander and consistent right-arm seamer represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League recently – and will play for the Titans at domestic level in South Africa this season.

"I am nursing elbow and knee injuries, but have started training fulltime with the Titans this week," added Morkel. "Ideally I would like to bat at number six for the Titans and open the bowling if selected, but I will see how things develop."

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