Lyth vows to force his way back into England


Yorkshire County batsman Adam Lyth has vowed to forced his way back into the England Test team after missing out on selection for the upcoming tour of the United Arab Emirates.

Lyth has had monumental 2015 in terms of his career; winning his first cap and going on to represent England on six other occasions, scoring a maiden Test century against New Zealand and opening the batting in a victorious Ashes campaign.

However, the 28-year-old has also been short of runs and averaged just 12.77 as Alastair Cook's opening partner during the Ashes.

"Winning the Ashes is fantastic and winning the County Championship is great, but on a personal note my lack of runs has been disappointing and something I can learn from next season and beyond," Lyth told Sky Sports.

"The highs were getting my cap and getting a hundred; that will stay with me forever. The latter part of the season has been tough but that's international cricket. Hopefully I'll come back stronger.

"I'm massively disappointed, I wanted to play for England as long as possible, and I still believe I am good enough to come back and do well in international cricket. Everyone here at Yorkshire has given me a lot of confidence going forward."

Lyth has elected to take a break from cricket until January and hopes to return to the sport a better cricketer.