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The start of a new county season is exciting for players all around the country and it is no different for me as I love representing Nottinghamshire.
As a centrally contracted player, though, I do not look forward from the first ball this week but backwards from the start of the international summer with England.
As a rule, I've always counted back from the first Test match rather than look to build towards it from the opening game and that is why I won't be featuring in the first LV= County Championship contest at Sussex from this Thursday.
Of course, I do not currently hold an England shirt but if I want to be in the first Test XI of summer 2022 — and I desperately do — the last thing I want is to be heading to Lord's to take on New Zealand on June 2, seven Championship matches deep with the potential for carrying a niggle or feeling tired and heavy legs.
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Four back-to-back Test matches to start England's home summer — three against New Zealand plus the rearranged one against India — will require every ounce of fitness and so I'm trying to make sure I am in peak condition for June.
If I started on April 7 and played solidly for eight weeks, I would not be, and so I have identified fixtures to play to maximise form, fitness and preparation.
Because, at the end of the day, getting back into the England team for me is not about taking lots of wickets in Division Two. Whether I take 10 or 45 in that first period of the season will not be the main factor for me as a bowler with 537 Test wickets, and good form in my recent international appearances.
I have learned how to prepare for international home summers over 15 years and it is a bit like the way an Olympian uses events in the build-up to a Games. In the short term, you still want to win and influence results; if you do so, you are perfectly prepared for the bigger stage.
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Of course, working out your schedule differs from player to player. There is no reason why a batter wouldn't play every game because physically it's a very different demand to that of a bowler.
Matches will not take as much out of them and will allow them to find rhythm and confidence.
For someone like Joe Clarke, the way to force his way into the team is through scoring hundreds or match-winning knocks, by getting his name shining down from the top of the first-class averages.
For a bowler like me or Jimmy Anderson, it's not so much about the numbers, it's about being fit physically and mentally and ready for the battle and we won't be in prime physical condition playing every week.
In terms of selection for that first Test against New Zealand, I don't think there will be any clarity until a new managing director is appointed.
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I haven't had a great deal of contact with the ECB since I was left out of the tour of West Indies but I don't really need any, to be honest.
I have been able to move on from that disappointment, and there was no point dwelling on it, I just need to crack on with my own work.
Anderson and myself are in the same boat and both of us have a steely inner belief that we can be successful for England again.
The one thing I can control and have an influence on right now, though, is my performances for Notts when I get on the field.
Yes, it was tough to see England lose the Test series in the Caribbean. I didn't watch much of the action and for the last match I was with Jimmy playing golf in Scotland, which meant we didn't talk about cricket at all. But we all start out as England cricket fans and those of us who are lucky enough to play for the team go back to being fans when you are out of it.
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The players and the management, whoever that turns out to be, will be desperate to put pride back into the performances and results because they have not been good enough for a long period of time.
This England team have won only one Test in 17 matches and even though I've not played in all 17, I don't think I've been involved in such a barren spell in terms of results in my time as an international cricketer.
It's been the toughest period to be involved with England in my 15 years. I've addressed the many challenges that have contributed to making it so in these pages before: Covid, bio-secure bubbles, chopping and changing the team due to schedules and quarantine requirements.
So, the results don't tell the full story, as ugly as they have been. Things can only get better from here. And we all have a responsibility to ensure they do.
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