Sam Billings is desperate to get back into England’s one-day side in time for this summer’s World Cup and says it is in his own hands.

The 27-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has played 15 times in the 50-over format for his country, most recently against Australia in the summer.

With Eoin Morgan’s side in such good shape ahead of the World Cup on home soil, it is not an easy task to break into the starting XI, especially as he was not included in the squad for the current tour in the West Indies.

However, the 27-year-old is hoping to be included in the squad for three forthcoming T20s and knows that could be a platform to showcase his talent.

‘I just have to score runs,’ Billings told Press Association Sport at a Lord’s Taverners event in Luton, before England had completed a record run chase to win the opening ODI against the Windies on Wednesday.

‘There’s not just 15 guys who are looking for a World Cup spot, there are probably 25-30 guys who could easily get in.

‘There is healthy competition all the way down. Who knows, if I get selected and go well in the T20s and then go well in the IPL then who knows.

‘It’s in my hands really. Whether I get an opportunity we’ll have to wait and see. I’m actually pretty calm about it, there’s not much I can do apart from enjoy my cricket.

‘There’s no guarantees, I’m very relaxed. Whatever squad is picked it’s going to be unbelievably strong.’

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