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Kabir frustrated at England snub

Kabir Ali
Ali has been in impressive form for Worcestershire

Worcestershire paceman Kabir Ali has hit out at his exclusion from the latest England Test and one-day squads.

The 27-year-old became the first player in the country last week to take 50 wickets in the County Championship.

Despite his impressive form, Ali has been overlooked prompting him to demand: "What more do I have to do to get picked?

"It's disappointing that I have not made the main squads. I feel that I am good enough."

I deserve a little bit more than this

Worcestershire paceman Kabir Ali
Kabir has a strike rate of one wicket every 31 balls in 2008 but has only been rewarded with a place in the England Lions squad for two one-day games with South Africa on 14-16 August.

"I think I have been playing well in the County Championship, the Pro40 and in the Twenty20 Cup and I deserve a little bit more than this.

"But beggars can't be choosers and if I keep going who knows?

"I have to make the most of this chance and hopefully show the selectors what I can do."

Meanwhile, Worcestershire have extended the deadline for in-form opener Stephen Moore to make a decision on his future.

Five counties have given 28-days notice of approach to speak to Moore, including Sussex and Essex.

Moore became the first player in the country to score 1,000 county runs in 2008 last week.

see also
Bopara replaces Vaughan in squad
04 Aug 08 |  England
Kabir is back to his best - Batty
25 Jul 08 |  Worcestershire
Kabir inspires stunning fightback
30 May 08 |  Counties

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