Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has re-affirmed his desire to return to the England fold despite being overlooked by England Lions.

Club teammates Alex Hales, Harry Gurney and James Taylor have all been included while Patel seems on track to play a full season in county cricket despite having already amassed 1230 first class runs and 21 first class wickets in 2014.

“I am frustrated, and I am disappointed, but I don’t think there is much more that I could be doing,” said Samit.

“My performances for Notts are what’s going to get me picked and if the door isn’t being answered then it’s up to me to knock it down.”

Patel was talking at the launch of the Royal London One-Day Cup at Trent Bridge and hopes that a run of four games in six days across domestic cricket’s two limited overs formats can provide a platform to impress.

“I’m a big fan of 50-over cricket and we have a lot of players in our dressing room who can make an impact,” said Samit.

“There could be some huge scores in the competition this season and I want to put my case forward over the next six days.”

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