Kieswetter aiming to become first-choice England wicketkeeper

14/06/2011

Craig Kieswetter has been speaking of how he is aiming to make the position of England wicketkeeper his own in all forms of the game, news that may interest Kia Oval hospitality guests attending the One-Day International against Sri Lanka.

The South Africa-born player, who switched his allegiance to England after qualifying through residency requirements, told the Guardian how it was "really disappointing" to be dropped from the England side last year following a run of poor form.

However, the 23-year-old said he is determined to not only win back his place in the limited overs side, but also break into the test team.

"It is my ambition to become England's wicketkeeper in all forms of the game," he stated, adding it is his duty to push current test incumbent Matt Prior "as hard as possible".

If he is selected for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka, he may be hoping to build on his reputation as an aggressive, fast-starting opening batsman by proving that he is also capable of playing more conservatively and building up an innings.

Posted by Sandie Banwait
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