Wright pushes for England recall

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A solid stretch of form at first-class level might soon have batsman Luke Wright in contention for a berth in England's Test squad.

A solid stretch of form at first-class level might soon have batsman Luke Wright in contention for a berth in England's Test squad.

Wright was named in 2009's Test fold for the tour of South Africa, but never debuted. He has, meanwhile, earned 50 ODI and 51 Twenty20 International caps.

Out of favour for this year's limited-overs series against Austrlia and Sri Lanka, though, the international hiatus has allowed the talented right-hander to impress in Sussex's County Championship campaign.

"When you're practising so heavily for an upcoming series you can lose your focus and I've just gone back to the nets and found a new strategy which so far has worked. In the past, I would go in and hope for the best with a see ball, hit ball mentality which was why I was probably so inconsistent," said Wright.

Last month's commanding 66 not out against Durham at Chester-le-Street what this week's unbeaten 125 versus Northamptonshire at Hove continued – and the 29-year-old is keen to complete the package across the rest of the Division One season.

"My game has definitely matured and that's largely down to the fact I've played more Championship cricket. When I was going away with England, naturally that was my focus and you can get swept away with that," concluded Wright.

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