Australia batsman David Hussey has not given up hope of making a belated Test debut despite turning 35 in July.
Hussey has been a stalwart of Australia's limited overs side since debuting in 2008 - and he is part of the squad that will take part five-match one-day series in England.
But despite boasting a first-class average of 54.84, he has never been selected to play Test cricket for Australia.
However, with the series widely regarded as a preview for the 2013 Ashes, Hussey is aiming to impress Australia's new selection panel.
"If I believed I couldn't play Test cricket I probably wouldn't be playing," Hussey said.
"I'd probably follow the T20 league around the world or something like that.
"That's still definitely a goal of mine - it's the ultimate to play Test cricket for your country."
Hussey hopes his experience playing county cricket in England alongside fellow Australians Chris Rogers and Phil Hughes will favour him for an Ashes call-up.
"I'm hoping that the Aussie selectors realise that Chris, myself and Phil Hughes, who is making a lot of runs for Worcestershire, are doing the right things in county cricket and have played a lot over here," he continued.
"Playing county cricket is definitely a big advantage and hopefully it's looked upon for future series."
Having met privately with Australia coach Mickey Arthur, Hussey said he feels more comfortable than ever as one of the most experienced players in the Australian camp.
"I've played a lot of county cricket over here, playing all over the country, so you do get used to the conditions," Hussey said.
"It's up to me to pass on some knowledge about different wickets, especially to the younger bowlers on how to bowl and what bowling I didn't like to face at that particular time.
"It's important for me to pass on that experience."
Australia will meet Leicestershire in a warm-up match on Thursday before their one-day series opener against England at Lord's on June 29.