The Central Districts cricket captain Matthew Sinclair says he's getting more enjoyment out of seeing his young team-mates make the step up rather than having any desire for his own future national honours.
Central are unbeaten in first-class and one day cricket so far this summer under new coach Dermot Reeve.... with Sinclair topping the batting honours in both forms of the game.
The 33-year-old may be seen as having had his day... averaging 33 in 32 Tests and 29 in 53 ODI's.
Sinclair says he's enjoyed both the captaincy and his batting this season, and he's not worrying about getting back into the Black Caps.
Central, who top the State Shield with two wins from two, play Otago in Alexandra today.