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Faulkner laments domestic one day schedule

AAP logoAAP 2/12/2016 Laine Clark

His one-day record may have helped earn James Faulkner a return to the Australian side, but the Tasmanian allrounder has raised questions about the timing of the domestic limited overs schedule.

Faulkner is set to feature in Australia's one-day series opener against New Zealand in Sydney on Sunday after a successful return from a calf injury.

However, Faulkner has lamented the lack of a domestic one-day safety net for anyone dropped from the national side in the coming months.

Faulkner questioned the scheduling of the domestic one-day tournament, which is held over two weeks in October.

"The only real thing I think a lot of players would like changed is having more one-day cricket throughout the year," he told Sky Sports Radio.

"I think if you get dropped from Australia there's nothing to go back to.

"You've just got the (domestic) Matador Cup in a little two week block.

"I am not too sure if they are going to change that or not but that is out of my control."

The door appears ajar for Faulkner to reclaim the Test allrounder role ahead of the upcoming tour of India, with WA's Mitch Marsh out of favour with selectors and out of form with the bat.

Ex-Australian opener Simon Katich has already tipped Faulkner as a Test bolter for the tour.

Faulkner announced his return from injury with his second first class ton to help Tasmania hold onto a draw in their recent Sheffield Shield clash with NSW.

However, the Shield program is also set to take a near two month break for the Big Bash League Twenty20 tournament over the Christmas-New Year period when players will be vying for selection in the three-Test series against Pakistan.

But Faulkner admitted he would use any format available to push a case to add to his sole Test during the 2013 Ashes.

"I just try to play as much as I can (in all formats) and do well, it's pretty simple," said Faulkner, a veteran of 59 ODIs and 21 T20 internationals.

"It has been the dream growing up in the backyard, to play Test cricket.

"I have had a small taste of it and I would like to be back out there but you have to stack up performances."

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