YORKSHIRE’S Tom Kohler-Cadmore says he is confident of being able to contribute at the highest level should England hand him a debut opportunity this summer.

The 25-year-old is part of England’s 55-man ‘back to training’ squad ahead of potential home series across all formats against the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia.

Kohler-Cadmore toured Australia with the Lions at the start of the year and is the only one of Yorkshire’s six in the training squad who has not yet made a full international appearance.

The other five are Bradford duo Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Joe Root and David Willey.

Kohler-Cadmore, the county’s leading run-scorer across all formats last summer with 1,729 runs, returns to training at Emerald Headingley within the next 10 days or so and is itching to get going.

He admits it will be strange adhering to some new rules put in place at Headingley to guard against coronavirus.

However, he has praised the England and Wales Cricket Board and Yorkshire for the planning and implementation of all the preventative measures.

“It was so nice to get the call telling me I was in the squad, but the main thing is just being allowed to return to training and to get to hit some balls,” he said.

“It’s been that long, and we’re all missing cricket. For me to be able to have a start date has been brilliant.

“To know I have the chance to potentially play some cricket for England this summer is massive. It’s obviously one of my big ambitions.

“A season’s a long time in cricket. You can have a season which pushes you on or one that drags you back. But in my mind I was thinking, ‘Right, I’m going to do well and have a big year’. So I was really excited to get going.

“I’m still in the mix, and it’s nice to be thought of like I have been.

“I feel as good as I could do and I’m ready to play if selected.

“With international cricket, from what I’ve heard, it’s different to any other kind of cricket you’ve played before. That means it’s a bit of learning on the job.

“But if I got a call tomorrow saying I was selected, I’d be confident that I could do a job and contribute.”

All players have been told by England’s selectors not to disclose which format of the game they are being considered for if it is not already obvious, though the smart money would be on Kohler-Cadmore being a white ball player at this time.

Although he played a four-day game for the Lions in Australia in early March, that came after he was asked to stay on as an injury replacement following the one-day leg of the tour.

When he does return to training, it will be different.

There have been numerous things put in place to guard against virus transmission, and the ex-Worcestershire man has applauded the level of detail.

“There’s been so much stuff on it - powerpoint after powerpoint. That has been brilliant,” he said.

“You know exactly what is expected of you and what is going to happen.

“It gives you so much confidence knowing how much thought has been put into your health and wellbeing.

“They have put everything in place to make sure it’s as low risk as possible.

“It’s hard to have zero risk when the virus is still about, but the level of detail that has been gone into has been very reassuring.

“It’s all going to be a little weird with various things which will be different - not throwing back the ball as a batter in the net is one of the rules which you’ll have heard about.

“That’s one of the net habits that you have - showing respect to the bowler by picking the ball up. But obviously it’s going to be different now.

“You are able to kick the ball back or hit it with the bat, but the bowler has to pick it up, which goes against everything you’ve been taught growing up.

“It will be going against some of your natural instincts, but it will be good getting back and hitting balls.

“It’s good because they’ve thought about every single scenario, and all I have to worry about is just playing cricket.

“I couldn’t feel in better hands, and I can’t wait to get back going again.”