Dawson hopes he's done enough

20 March 2017 08:26:00 EST

Liam Dawson is hoping his displays in the ongoing North-South series have put him in the frame for England's 15-man Champions Trophy squad.

Hampshire all-rounder Dawson hit 83 in a crucial stand with Kent's Sam Northeast and then doubled his wicket tally to four as the South went 2-0 up in the best-of-three showdown.

The 27-year-old - who has featured in all formats for England in the past nine months and has been on full tours this winter - is now well positioned to seal one of the 15 places for the June tournament.

"Who knows what squad England will pick for the Champions Trophy? All you can do is keep putting performances in," said Dawson, ahead of Tuesday's final match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

"Hopefully I can do that again in the third game in Abu Dhabi, and when I go back to county cricket with Hampshire, put in some strong white-ball performances and see where I end up.

"This is a good concept. It gives people an opportunity to play, and it's shown already we've had two good games.

"At the start of the series we said we wanted to win every game and win 3-0, and we're going to Abu Dhabi with a chance to do that.

"It's been an exciting winter to be involved in all the formats, great to be around, but obviously you want to play cricket as well, so to come here and play three games and do well so far feels good."

England are 5/2 to win the Champions Trophy while Australia can be backed at 3/1.

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