London, Jan 10: Pacer Graham Onions, who was not part of the England squad for the Ashes series in Australia, is determined to return to the team.
Onions said missing the Ashes “hurt like mad,” and added that he has a burning ambition to play for England.
The 31-year-old was not selected for the series in Australia, which England lost 5-0, despite helping Durham win their third County Championship title in six years in September with 66wickets at an average of 17.68.
Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live, Onions said he is proud and privileged to play for a very good county team, adding that his performances potentially deserved another opportunity to play for England.
Onions hopes he can force his way into contention for the home series against Sri Lanka, which begins in May. (ANI)