Liam Plunkett has not given up hope of returning to the Test Match arena with England.

The Yorkshire fast bowler has no plans to concentrate purely on the white ball, as the likes of Adil Rashid, Alex Hales and New Zealand’s Colin Munro have done recently.

Plunkett, 32, played the last of his 13 Tests in the summer of 2014, but he is central to England’s plans in one-day and T20 cricket having made himself into one of the world’s best short form bowlers.

There were calls for him to be included in England’s Ashes squad over the winter, but he did not make it.

The former Durham man was speaking from Yorkshire’s pre-season tour camp in Potchefstroom.

“I love playing white ball cricket, both for England and Yorkshire. But I also still feel like I benefit from playing red ball cricket and can offer to the team,” he said. “I feel like I can help win games for Yorkshire.

“If you start (the summer) and get five-fors and get runs, look a million dollars, you never know. There may be that chance to go back and play Test cricket.

“I feel like I’m in my prime and at my most skilful. I still love playing the four-day stuff.

“I came to Yorkshire, and they took a bet on me when I was struggling a bit. They’ve been great to me.”

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