Carberry 'gutted' by being dropped, again

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England opener Michael Carberry was left fuming after being dropped from the Test squad just weeks after being recalled to the nation set-up, saying he though he'd done enough to keep his place.

England opener Michael Carberry was left fuming after being dropped from the Test squad just weeks after being recalled to the nation set-up, saying he though he'd done enough to keep his place.

Carberry played in all five Ashes Tests in Australia and was their second best batsman behind Kevin Pietersen (so neither are in the side now). He was then surprisingly dropped from the limited-overs side, despite being the best white ball batsman in England at the time, statistically.

After an interview in which he raged against the decisions made by selectors, he was recalled for the ODIs against Sri Lanka last months. He top-scored with seven in the two games he played.

Carberry, who made 73 in a T20 for Hampshire this week, told <i>BBC Radio Solent</i> when asked about his reaction to the news: "I was pretty gutted to be honest.

"I've taken a few knocks over time with my career, particularly where England is concerned.

"I'm bitterly disappointed because I felt I had a real good chance of continuing to play Test cricket and a home Test match.

"I have to try and move on and make Hampshire my focus now."

Carberry's form in the County Championship has been good if not great, with one century, a half ton and a couple of 40s to his name since the season began. He could still be called for the second Sri Lanka Test.

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