Taylor ‘desperate’ for Test recall


After scoring his first international century for England in the third ODI against Australia, batsman James Taylor says he is desperate to get back into the Test team.

Taylor scored 101 at Old Trafford on Tuesday as the Three Lions beat the Aussies by 93 runs to keep their hopes of winning the five-match series alive with two matches to play.

With England next Test tour to the UAE to play Pakistan in October, Taylor thinks his hundred in Manchester, on a spinning track, was a reminder to the selectors that he can play in similar conditions on the subcontinent.

Taylor has played in two Tests, against South Africa in 2012, but was dropped in favour of other batsmen and has not had a look-in since.

The 25 year-old Taylor said: "People have seen over the last few years that I've got a lot to offer in one-day cricket especially, but I think this innings, on a turning pitch where it wasn't easy to score off slower bowlers, was a nice little reminder.

"They were similar conditions to the ones we're going to have in the winter in the UAE. I know we'll be playing on similar wickets against some good spin bowlers in the UAE, and I'm desperate to get back into the Test side."