30 Sep 2014

Patel dreaming of Black Caps recall

7:36 pm on 30 September 2014

The Wellington and former Black Caps off-spinner Jeetan Patel says he'd love to play for New Zealand again after being named most valuable player in English county cricket.

Jeetan Patel, will play for Warwickshire again in 2015.

Jeetan Patel, will play for Warwickshire again in 2015. Photo: Photosport

Patel was voted MVP by England's Professional Cricketers' Association after taking 107 wickets in all competitions for Warwickshire, who finished second in the Championship, reached the one-day cup final and won the twenty20 competition.

Patel, who's 34 years old, joined the county in 2009 and has signed on for the 2015 season.

He turned down selection for the Black Caps' tour of the Caribbean earlier this year as he'd just moved his family to England.

About to head home for another season with Wellington, Patel says he still yearns for international cricket.

He says he plans to keep turning in good performances on the field and hopes the Black Cap selectors come knocking.

New Zealand are in England for a two-match Test series next May, but Patel is unlikely to be involved having played the last of his 19 tests in January 2013.