Batsman Colin Ingram has expressed ambition to play for South Africa again.
Ingram played 31 ODIs and nine T20Is between 2010 and 2013, before forging a successful career with Glamorgan in English county cricket via a Kolpak contract.
‘It is unfortunate that I am not part of the national team. It is more than four years and I always keep my phone open so that I may receive a call from selectors, but it has not happened yet,’ the Khaleej Times quoted Ingram as saying.
The hard-hitting left-hander has also enjoyed several stints in domestic Twenty20 tournaments around the world, including Australia’s Big Bash League, the Indian Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League and Caribbean Premier League.
He is currently playing for the Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League – and recently struck a record-breaking century against the Quetta Gladiators.
‘Luckily there are a lot of T20 tournaments in the world that provide chances for players like me to remain in the business. I have been playing county cricket and I have moved on. It really is a difficult question for me,’ he added.
Ingram’s entertaining 127 not out at the Sharjah International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates spanned a mere 59 deliveries – and featured a dozen fours and eight sixes.
‘One game changes the momentum and I hope we win the next few games and qualify for the knockout stage and then for the final. I have played some other knocks in this sort of situation in county cricket, but it was special because the team needed it most,’ he concluded.