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England pace bowler Harry Gurney has announced that it “would be incredible to play” in the 2015 World Cup, which will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
Gurnery’s comments come after he took nine wickets in the recent ODI series against Sri Lanka at a brilliant average of 22.55.
“It would be incredible to play there but there’s a lot of cricket to be played before then,” Gurney told Sky Sports. “There’s the Sri Lanka and India tours and there are no guarantees I’ll be involved. I’ve got my work cut out with the likes of Stuart Broad around but if I continue to bowl as well as I can then who knows. If eventually I was part of that World Cup, it would be amazing.”
Gurney also noted that playing against Sri Lanka was a great learning experience for him.
“It was an amazing experience where I learnt a great deal,” he said. “Being around that environment and training with that calibre of cricketer and playing against that calibre of cricketer on a daily basis, you can’t help but improve.
“I thought I had a good chance of playing in the T20 at The Oval but if I’m being brutally honest I wasn’t sure how much I’d play in the one-day series. Thankfully the T20 went well and I managed to get into the ODI team and stay in the series. I was very proud and I thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Gurney added that he is determined to be included in the England squad for the upcoming series against India.
“Their style of cricket is similar to Sri Lanka,” he said. “They are good players of spin, good bowlers of spin and have some destructive players down the order.
“There are similarities but you have to do your homework on the individual batters. Hopefully I will be selected and get my chance.”