Wright relishing Big Bash bow
Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright is viewing the T20 Big Bash League as the perfect opportunity to get back to his best after a frustrating summer.
Wright, 26, made just seven appearances across first-class and List A cricket during the 2011 domestic season and spent much of the year on the sidelines with a knee injury that required surgery.
However, he is now back to full fitness and is eager to make his mark when he represents Melbourne Stars in Australia’s revamped Twenty20 competition, which begins later this month.
Wright, who has featured in 46 one-day and 30 Twenty20 internationals for England, told Sussex’s website: “It was frustrating to get the injury when I did and I missed out on some big games for Sussex. It’s been tough but since the operation, things have gone really well.
“I’m in a position now where I’m back to full training and feel like I did two years ago. Fingers crossed I can soon get back to playing as much as possible.
“The Big Bash is a great opportunity for me to get some cricket after being injured as there aren’t a great amount of games. It looks a fantastic competition. It’ll be interesting to see how it goes as it’s the first time they’ve used this franchise system.”
Wright will get the opportunity to play alongside Shane Warne at Melbourne after the legendary leg-spinner reversed his decision to retire from all forms of cricket.
“For Warnie to come back it’s exciting for everyone,” added Wright. “I’m sure there will be a lot of people coming to watch him.”