Wright: It's a massive series for myself

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England all-rounder Luke Wright is eager to make a long-awaited comeback to ODI cricket, come this month's five-match series against Australia.

England all-rounder Luke Wright is eager to make a long-awaited comeback to ODI cricket, come this month's five-match series against Australia.

Wright, who hasn't played an ODI since March 2011, has been named in a depleted squad void of the rested Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Ian Bell and Graeme Swann.

"It's a massive series for myself. It's something we have worked for for a long time. Since I got injured and lost my place I have been desperate to get back into it," said Wright.

"It's an opportunity to stake a claim. There is a World Cup in 2015 and whenever you are in front of the selectors it's a huge series."

The hard-hitting right-hander has enjoyed a solid stretch of form in domestic Twenty20 cricket this season, obliging <a href='http://fi.unibet.com/betting' target='_blank' class='instorylink'><b>Unibet</b></a> users throught, and captained the England Lions to a three-nil series win over Bangladesh recently.

"It's about taking your chance. I am sure those guys – Cook and the rest – will come back in at some stage but it's about taking your opportunities when you get them," he added.

"Ultimately, you want to be in that next squad when it comes to going to Australia and then each one going on to the World Cup. The only way to do that is to take your chance."

The first ODI will get underway at Headingley in Leeds on Friday. Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Southampton will host fixtures two, three, four and five respectively.

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