Voges aiming to make his mark
Adam Voges is hoping to remind the Australia selectors of his quality after his unexpected recall for the seventh one-day international against England in Perth on Sunday.
With a 5-1 series lead, the hosts have opted to rest skipper Michael Clarke and opening batsman Shane Watson for the trip west.
In their place two of the forgotten men of Australia cricket have been called up with Voges joined by off-spinner Jason Krejza in the squad.
Voges, 31, is set to resume his international career on his home ground, having played the last of his 14 ODIs in March, while Krejza has not played for his country since returning match figures of 1-204 as Australia lost the Perth Test to South Africa two years ago.
Voges had been a regular in the Australia team last season and, while he concedes he has slipped down the pecking order since, is aiming to make the most of his opportunity.
"I don't think I've let anyone down when I've played for Australia," he said.
"I've had a few limited opportunities, they've mainly been through injury, and when guys have come back through injury I've been pushed aside, which is fair enough.
"All I can do is hopefully get a game first, there's obviously a squad of 13, but batting out there on the WACA, hopefully I can make the most of this one."
Voges is an unlikely candidate for the World Cup despite a couple of injury concerns to Australia’s batsmen.
Mike Hussey is in doubt after undergoing hamstring surgery last month while skipper Ricky Ponting only batted for the first time this week after he had an operation on a broken finger.
With likely replacement Shaun Marsh also sidelined by a hamstring injury, Voges has been given a second chance he views as a welcome return to the national team rather than any potential World Cup audition.
"I certainly didn't give up hope of playing again (for Australia),” he said.
"Obviously this is the last one-day game of the summer so chances were probably running out before the World Cup. (So) it's a timely phone call.
“All I've been able to do is train hard, play as well as I can for WA (Western Australia) and now I get another chance which is great.”