Patel aims for Test selection


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The Independent Online

Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League auction to focus on winning a place in England's Test side. After playing in England's last six one-day internationals, the 26-year-old, has pulled out of the IPL.

"My biggest ambition is to play Test cricket," said Patel. "If I was selected for the IPL then I would miss several Championship matches at a time when I need to do everything I can to impress the selectors. I would like to be involved in the future but not to the detriment of my England ambitions."