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Worcestershire director of cricket Tom Moody believes Vikram Solanki has attained the consistency required to earn an England recall.
Solanki has flirted with the international scene without ever becoming fully established since making his limited-overs debut four years ago.
There was a brief spell last summer when he figured prominently, scoring 106 against South Africa at The Oval in the NatWest Series and followed it up with a rapid 50 against the Proteas in the final at Lord's.
Vikram Solanki is producing runs consistently for Worcestershire Now Solanki is back in the initial England squad for the ICC Trophy and on Saturday national selector Rodney Marsh saw him make a superb 126 in the C&G Trophy semi-final win over Warwickshire.
Moody said: '"Vikram has been around a long time and he's promised a lot all along the way - but now he is delivering.
"He is delivering consistently and that's what he had to do to get recognised again at the next level.''
Just three appearances after those heroics against South Africa, Solanki found himself out of the reckoning again after managing just 11 runs in three appearances in Bangladesh.
It summed up the way Solanki's career has blown hot and cold since he made his Worcestershire debut as a 19-year-old.
On his day Solanki is a joy to watch with his wristy stroke play and classy shot-making but he has often flattered to deceive.
A return of 464 championship runs at an average of 24 in 2003 did not do justice to his talent.
Solanki in action for England But he has worked hard with Moody since his winter exclusion from the tour of the West Indies and this season has performed week in and week out for his county, and proved yesterday he plays well when it matters most for the Pears.
"The best time to do it is in big games like a semi-final and Vikram does not just bring his batting to the party. He is a wicket-taker in the field and we could all do with people like that.
"Vikram has made a few technical changes for this season. He worked hard from Christmas onwards after the setback of being left out by England and he has been reaping the rewards in championship and one-day cricket.
"He's always going to be there or thereabouts when it comes to international selection. I think if he continues to knock on the door, then they can't continue to ignore the fact that he is there.
"He is such a dangerous player but now also a very mature player.
"I think what he has done is learnt more about his game and, with his technique being more stable than in the past, he is a better player.''
Meanwhile, Warwickshire captain Nick Knight has ruled out a return to one-day cricket with England but still has his dreams of playing at Test level again.
Knight played in 100 limited-overs internationals and averaged over 40 before deciding to retire after the World Cup in April last year.
But he has insisted that there is no chance of him doing a U-turn.
He said: "There is no way I would go back to one-day cricket. I made my decision and I stand by it.
"I still have dreams to play Test cricket again for England but one-day cricket is definitely not for me anymore.''