Boyd Rankin reveals Ashes ambition

If he were to play Test cricket, he'd follow in the footsteps of fellow former Ireland international Eoin Morgan, England's captain on Tuesday and set to lead the side again in Thursday's second and final T20 against New Zealand at The Oval.

updated: July 01, 2013 18:55 IST
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Former Ireland paceman Boyd Rankin says the chance to play Test cricket lay behind his decision to switch nationalities and play for England.

Rankin, who made 52 one-day international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in fast bowler was called into England's ODI squad for the first time earlier this season.

He made his England debut in Tuesday's five-run Twenty20 loss to New Zealand at The Oval and although he ended up on the losing took a wicket with his fourth ball on the way to figures of one for 24.

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