The spinner is raring to go after a prolonged period out with an elbow injury.
England spin bowler Graeme Swann says he is ready for international duty in the upcoming series with New Zealand, Champions Trophy and Ashes.
Swann has been on the sidelines for the national side after he flew to America earlier in the year to undergo surgery on his troublesome elbow.
The 34-year-old last played for the Three Lions during their successful 2-1 Test series win in India, but has been in action for county side Nottinghamshire in the past two weeks and now feels ready to make the step up.
“[The elbow] feels great. I’ve got a nice rhythm at the crease and I’m getting some good bounce,” the spinner told Sky Sports.
“Who knows if the arm will hold up? I think it will – I’m quietly confident. It is an amazing summer – it is a long one with the Champions Trophy and two Ashes series; you can’t get better than that, really.”
England will welcome Swann back with open arms as the Notts man has become arguably the best bowler of spin in the world in the last few years, showing his talent against the Indians over the winter.
In New Zealand the Three Lions opted for Monty Panesar, yet the Sussex player failed to really impress and is still considered second choice to Swann.
A delayed rise to prominence in the national team hasn’t stopped the Notts cricketer racing to 212 wickets in Test cricket and despite publicly voicing his dislike of the short-over format, Swann was a key member of England’s Twenty20 World Cup winning side in 2009.