Harmy - I'm focused on Durham
Steve Harmison would "jump at the chance" to play for England again but is concentrating on Durham's bid for a title hat-trick.
Last Updated: 06/04/10 5:14pm
Steve Harmison would "jump at the chance" to play for England again but is concentrating on Durham's bid for a third successive LV= County Championship.
Fast bowler Harmison, 31, was ignored for England's tours of South Africa and Bangladesh despite playing a part in last summer's successful Ashes campaign.
Established performers such as James Anderson, Stuart Broad and county team-mate Graham Onions have overtaken him in the pecking order.
And in Bangladesh, England turned to Tim Bresnan and Steven Finn when injuries decimated their seam bowling options.
"The England door is held by the selectors and for me personally I am just going to play cricket for Durham, like I have done for the last two or three years," said Harmison, who is 10th in the list of England's Test wicket takers with 222.
"If they come back great, if they don't I've played 63 Test matches.
"If they came back and said: 'I want you to play for England again', then I'd jump at the chance.
"But for me personally I am looking towards what's happening with Durham and making sure we win three out of three (Championship titles).
"If I have a good successful season and England come calling then fair enough.
"If it doesn't well hopefully Durham will be successful season and I'll have a trophy at the end of it anyway."
Durham, who went through last year's Championship unbeaten, are aiming to become the first county to win a hat-trick of titles since Yorkshire between 42 years ago.