Michael Vaughan mad to get back into England team

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London, Oct 5 : Former England Test captain Michael Vaughan has said that he was raring to make a comeback into his national side, and that he would dedicate the whole next year for the endeavour.

He declined news reports that he had been offered various jobs in English cricket considering the fact that he had bid adieu to international cricket.

"The hunger is still there all right - I'm mad to get back into the England team. I've given myself until November 10 to decide my best way back. To be the best player I can be, my decision-making has to be spot-on, and I felt recently I was making some wrong decisions as captain and a batsman," The Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"I'd like to begin by quashing all those rumours. I'm not going to be a TV commentator, I haven't got any plans to go to Australia. Captaining Yorkshire would be the biggest challenge of all after playing for England, but if you're captaining your county you can't give 100 per cent to your own game. And I'm going to dedicate the next year to getting back into the England team," he added.

He admitted the next opportunity for him to get back into the English team would be his last too. "The next opportunity I get to establish myself in the England side will probably be my last, so if and when I do get back, I'll have to score runs immediately. To get selected I'll have to make big, consistent runs first - and at this stage the England Lions trip to India pre-Christmas would probably be favourite, to see if I can force my way into the team to go to the West Indies before the Ashes," he said.

"I had every vision of taking the England team into 2009. That was the goal I'd set myself. But around the beginning of March in New Zealand I began to feel tired in the job. For three or four years I'd been waking up in the morning with a buzz and the energy to captain. Knowing you could make a difference as captain, knowing you could make a decision that could win the game - that was the best part of captaincy."

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