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Kieswetter aims for Ashes next

Published: Friday, June 11, 2010, 15:58 [IST]
 
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Kieswetter aims for Ashes

London: England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter, who has been selected for the national One-day side said that his ultimate dream is to fly down under and be a part of the Ashes series.

Kieswetter has replaced regular wicketkeeper Matt Prior in the 13-man one-day squad for the upcoming five-match home series against Australia.

“I would love to be on the plane to Australia. I feel I"m doing the right things, but it"s going to be down to how I perform when I get a chance. I hope they take two keepers on tour," The Sun quoted Kieswetter, as saying.

“Matt is No 1 right now and there are a couple of people, including me, trying to fight for that next spot," he added.

The 22-year-old said he has been training hard under England wicketkeeping coach Bruce French to reach his dream.

“I wouldn''t say Matt is a better wicketkeeper than me. He has probably been a bit more consistent than I have, but I"m training really hard," Kieswetter said.

“I don"t really keep an eye on Matt"s performances. I have to keep myself to myself, keep my head down and train hard. I want to be playing all forms of the game for as long as I can. I have two out of three now," he added.

He also admits that to play Test cricket, he would have to score a lot more runs and be consistent in his wicketkeeping.

England face Scotland in a one-day international in Edinburgh on June 19 before taking on Australia in the series opener in Hampshire on June 22.

Squad: Andrew Strauss (captain), Craig Kieswettter (wicketkeeper), Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson and Michael Yardy.

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