Somerset's Kieswetter 'hungry' to succeed after lay-off

Craig Kieswetter
Kieswetter has hit three centuries for Somerset so far this season

Somerset wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter says his recent injury problems have made him more determined to succeed.

The 23-year-old England international suffered a leg injury playing for his county in May and spent four weeks on the sidelines.

"The first week is nice to get a rest but the next three weeks of rehab can be tedious," he told BBC Radio Bristol.

"It has been a frustrating month but it's one that's made me even more hungry to perform."

He continued: "I tore the muscle at the top of my quad. I had a grade two tear which meant four to five weeks out.

"I've just come back so in next few days I'll see how I pull up and I'll come in and do some more rehab and see the physio so hopefully things like that will help me recover better."

Kieswetter had got off to an impressive start this season, hitting three centuries across the County Championship and CB40 competitions.

But injury ruled him of action for the start of the Twenty20 season and also cost him a place in the England Lions squad for their four-day match against Sri Lanka.

He returned to action on Sunday and hit 59 runs off 22 balls in the FL t20 win over Middlesex, but despite his recent form, he is not focusing his attentions on an international call-up.

"That would be fantastic," he said. "But at the moment it's all about Somerset and putting runs on the board.

"I'm fully focused on that for the next 13 games."