Luke Wright determined to impress in the West Indies
Luke Wright hopes to take out his frustration on the West Indies after a barren spell in Australia.
Last Updated: 24/02/14 8:59am
Wright linked up with England's Twenty20 squad in Australia, but failed to lift the gloom surrounding the dismal tour, contributing just 17 runs in the 3-0 series defeat.
England will try to end their shorter format struggles during the trip to the West Indies, with three one-day internationals and a trio of T20 matches on their schedule.
This tour offers Wright a further chance to impress and he has a point to prove after failing to take his fine form for Melbourne Stars onto the international stage.
"I think that was the most frustrating for me, going into that Australia series," he 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."
England start life without Kevin Pietersen and Wright admits he was shocked by the decision to call time on the star batsman's international career.
But the Sussex all-rounder has heeded the words of T20 captain Stuart Broad, who has called on England's other batsmen to shine in Pietersen's absence.
"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.
"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."