Melbourne, May 6 (UNI) Australian seamer Shaun Tait ''hated cricket'' because of ''mental and physical exhaustion'' but now he is keenly working towards a return to the national side.
Tait had quit the game in the middle of the Test series against India in January after coming a cropper at the fastest track the world -- the WACA in Perth.
The 25-year-old pacer said he has started recovering from the stress and is working towards a comeback in next season.
''I am starting to think about cricket again, which I didn't do at all after I made the decision,'' Tait was quoted as saying by 'The Sydney Morning Herald'.
''It would be pretty safe to say I will be around the traps next season,'' he added.
Australia's 15-man squad to play in the Caribbean is preparing for the three-Test series starting on May 22 in Kingston. Tait, meanwhile, will undergo an indoor fitness test today as part of his recovery and assessment.
The South Australian received a CA contract for the coming season despite his break, with selectors believing he would return to the fold after he revealed in March his desire to play again.
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