Carberry: I will bat anywhere

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The recalled Michael Carberry will bat anywhere in the order, as dictated by England's requirements, come the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

The recalled Michael Carberry will bat anywhere in the order, as dictated by England's requirements, come the Ashes series in Australia later this year.

Carberry has been named in a 17-man touring party alongside the uncapped Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin. Batsmen Nick Compton and James Taylor and seamer Graham Onions, meanwhile, were excluded.

"There are not a lot of guys starting a Test career at my age, so it's a bit of a rarity, but as people say if you're old enough, you're good enough," the 33-year-old Carberry told <i>BBC Sport</i>.

"I'm not sure what my role will be. I'll bat anywhere, for me it's about enjoying the challenge of being out there against the best in the world and pitting my skills against theirs."

The talented veteran's one and only Test match to date came in March 2010, against Bangladesh at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, where he scored 30 and 34.

"It will be nice to get Test number two, it's been well documented that my last Test was three years ago, so to potentially add to that in a big series, the challenge will be to prove myself. I'm looking forward to it." he added.

The first Test will get underway in Brisbane on 21 November. Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney will host fixtures two, three, four and five respectively.

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