Lyth eyeing England return

26 April 2021 00:12:43 GMTPlus10

Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth feels he has "unfinished business" with the England Test team and hopes he can continue to push for a place in the squad by scoring runs in the County Championship.

Lyth made seven appearances for the England Test side before being dropped back in 2015 but has made a strong start to the 2021 domestic campaign.

All I can do is keep the runs coming and keep putting my name in the shop window.

Adam Lyth

The 33-year-old left-hander is one of the leading English runscorers in the County Championship this season with an impressive 488 runs from his first three matches.

Lyth, who recorded a century in only his second Test appearance for England against New Zealand, also looked sharp when firing 52 and 50 in a pre-season friendly with Durham and has carried that form into the start of the season.

And the opener will be hoping he can now throw his hat in the ring for a spot in an England Test team, who have a two-match series with New Zealand in June and five-game tussle with India in August and September, before the start of the Ashes at the end of the year.

Speaking about a potential future return to the England Test team, Lyth told the Yorkshire Post: "I do feel I've got unfinished business at that level.

"Obviously, the more runs you get the more people will talk, and hopefully that continues in the coming weeks.

"All I can do is keep the runs coming and keep putting my name in the shop window. If anything happens, it happens; if it doesn't, then I've just got to keep scoring as many runs as I can."

Meanwhile, England are 11/4 to beat Australia, who are 8/15 to win with the draw 11/2 in the Ashes Series 2021/22.

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