“If you do well, it can put your name in the frame and could be a bit of a snowball effect if you put in a few good performances when you get home as well.
“Hopefully I can open the eyes of selectors and important people.”
It is pretty clear Yorkshire star Matthew Fisher is determined to make the most of his selection for March’s North v South one-day series in the West Indies.
The 20-year-old fast bowler has been selected in the North’s squad for three matches in Barbados between March 18-23 and will be looking to add to his 21 career List A appearances.
He will be captained by Nottinghamshire skipper Steven Mullaney, while Kent’s Sam Northeast will be in charge of the opposition. All matches will be played at the Kensington Oval.
“It’s something different and nice to be recognised,” said Fisher.
“I know a few of the lads from Under 19s cricket, but it will be nice to get to know even more.
“Andrew Gale said that James Whitaker (ECB national selector) had called him and said ‘We’d like to select Fish, is he available with pre-season clashing?’
“We had a day of thinking and Galey left it up to me.
“With not going on the ECB’s fast bowling programme, it’s important for me to go out there and be around those sorts of people and stake a claim.”
As Fisher alluded to, he will miss Yorkshire’s pre-season tour to Potchefstroom as a result.
“That’s disappointing because we’ve all worked really hard at Yorkshire, and there’s a good vibe around the group at the moment,” admitted Fisher. “The lads are getting on really well.
“For me, with the first game of the season in mind, it would be nice to be around.