Jennings hopes to prove a point

22 February 2019 07:13:48 EST

Opening batsman Keaton Jennings is determined to work on his game to try and ensure that he is able to play a part for England in the busy upcoming summer.

The 26-year-old left-hander played in five of the six Test matches the Three lions played over the winter, enjoying mixed fortunes.

I just have to score as many runs as I can and see what happens.

Keaton Jennings

He started off with 46 and 146 not out against Sri Lanka in Galle, but eight subsequent innings against the Islanders and the West Indies yielded a top score of only 26, leaving his average at 25.19 after 17 Test matches.

And Jennings accepts that he has a lot of work ahead of him to try and make a convincing case for a continued presence on the international stage.

He said in his Sky Sports column: "I just want to score as many runs as I can for Lancashire at the start of the year.

"It's an exciting year for English cricket with the World Cup and the Ashes, so I just have to score as many runs as I can and see what happens.

"I've got a bit of a break now - time off is good to refresh the mind and the body. Then I've got work to do.

"I'll be back in the nets, grafting away and putting in huge hours trying to develop, get better and iron out flaws. There are certain areas of my game that I want to look at, correct and develop."

England can be backed at 4/5 to win the home Ashes series against Australia this summer, with the draw priced at 5/1 and a Baggy Greens success available at 7/4.

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