Tait eager to return to Aussie squad

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Sydney, Jun 11 (UNI) Refreshed after a long hiatus from the game, fast bowler Shaun Tait is ready to make a return to the Australian squad.

''If they called me tomorrow and said be ready in three weeks, I'd do it,'' Tait was quoted as saying by the local media.

''I am definitely coming back to play, it is a matter of when.'' he added.

The 25-year-old, however, admitted that winning a place in the national side will not be easy.

''I don't know what frame of mind the selectors are in. I know I can't waltz back into an Australian cap but I am keen to get back,'' Tait stated.

He was happy with his training programme and was hoping to regain his fitness soon.

''I'm doing gymwork five days a week and my body feels great, there's no problems,'' Tait said.

Tait's remarks come amidst growing concerns over the extra workload being shouldered by Brett Lee. Skipper Ricky Ponting, who said Lee was exausted after the second Test against the West Indies, is keen to ensure the pace spearhead does not face a burnout.


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