Wright looking to make amends after disastrous performance against Australia

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“It was the most frustrated I’ve probably been in my career”

England batsman Luke Wright is looking to make amends during the upcoming limited overs tour of the West Indies following his disastrous performance during the Twenty20 series against Australia.

Wright has vowed to bounce back after he only managed to score 17 runs in the three Twenty20 Internationals against the baggy greens.

“I think that was the most frustrating for me, going into that Australia series,” Wright said. “I’d watched [the Tests and one-dayers] the whole way through and seen how disappointingly we’d played, and I felt in great nick from the ‘Big Bash’ going into it and had played well against all the bowlers I was going to face for Australia.

“To then not do it was the most frustrated I’ve probably been in my career.

“It was so annoying and disappointing to come away from that performing badly…I’ve got to put that right.”

Wright also admitted that he was stunned by the England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) decision to terminate Kevin Pietersen’s central contract.

“Like anyone, obviously you’re always surprised,” he said. “We know how good KP has been over a long period for England.

“But as Broady has said to us all, it’s time for us to move on and stake our own claim.

“There are places up for grabs, and this trip is a great opportunity for a lot of us.

“We knew we weren’t good enough in Australia in all the different formats, and I knew in the Twenty20 period I didn’t come in and do well enough.

“It’s time to step up now.”

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