MY injury is just about getting there now and I’m playing my first game back this Saturday – it’s going to be in an academy match against South Wilts at the Ageas Bowl.

I feel like a kid at Christmas waiting because I’m looking forward to it a lot.

It’s a Twenty20 game and I’ll be batting but that will be it. I’ll be taking it easy in the field because the groin muscle is still healing and I won’t be 100 per cent.

But it’s feeling a lot better. I was back in nets for the first time on Monday and that was a strange because it almost felt like another pre-season.

I am quite wary of the injury though and from speaking to other people that have had problems, they say that stopping worrying about it is the most difficult part of recovering.

But hopefully I get through Saturday fine.

The boys are still having a really good season and we’re still in a great position to get through to the quarter-finals in the Twenty20.

We had a narrow win over Gloucestershire last week and it was good to see Benny Howell, who used to play for us, do well but not too well.

There was a game against Glamorgan last night and I’m sure we’re right on track to make it through.

I watched a lot of England’s matches against Sri Lanka – Test cricket can be quite boring sometimes but I thought it was a brilliant series.

It was disappointing for England to lose but I think that Alastair Cook is obviously a fantastic player and he’s a fighter that will try to come through this dip in form.

He’s scored however many centuries for England and I’m sure he’s just concentrating on scoring runs to help the team move forward.