Taylor to give selectors 'one final reminder'

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Batsman James Taylor is hopeful a strong performance in Saturday's Yorkshire Bank 40 final between Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan at Lord's will push him into England's squad for the tour of Australia.

Batsman James Taylor is hopeful a strong performance in Saturday's Yorkshire Bank 40 final between Nottinghamshire and Glamorgan at Lord's will push him into England's squad for the tour of Australia.

Taylor has cherished a fine stretch of form in the County Championship and YB40 compeition this year, and impressed for the England Lions against Bangladesh A, which might see him add to two Test and two ODI caps later this year.

"Hopefully I can perform for my side on the day which will hopefully give the selectors one final reminder," he told <i>Sky Sports</i>.

"I've had a brief taste of international cricket so far – I've played a couple of ODIs and a couple of Tests – and it would be nice to get a game in the winter in Australia."

The talented right-hander was named in the squad for the third Ashes Test in Manchester in July – as cover for the injured Kevin Pietersen, but utimately didn't feature in the playin XI, with Pietersen recovered sufficiently.

"It was nice to be in the squad for the Old Trafford Test but it didn't quite work out, so I'm playing county cricket and doing all I can to win games for Nottinghamshire," he added.

"I feel I've scored plenty of runs in all formats, so fingers crossed I'll be somewhere near that squad."

Englan'ds touring party will be announced on Monday.

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