London, Dec 3: Former England one-day captain Paul Collingwood hopes successful domestic spells at Australia and India can help him grasp a place into England's limited overs side.
Collingwood retired from Tests after the Ashes last winter and played in the World Cup in March.
Collingwood will play for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash tournament and will also play in the Indian Premier League with Delhi Daredevils.
England's selectors banked on youngsters for series against India both at home and away and proved their worth in the national side.
"I still have the ambition to play one-day and T20 for my country," Collingwood said.
"If I have a really good six months you never know what can happen. I'll be out in Australia for six or seven weeks playing against some of the world's best cricketers then playing in the IPL.
"This is an exciting opportunity for me. Although I'm 35 it is a fresh challenge. I'm looking forward to playing in the Big Bash, it's a big stage and that is where you want to be," he said.