Surrey bowler Chris Tremlett insists he can offer something to Peter Moores' revolution of England's Test team but admits he stands "no chance" of facing Sri Lanka in June.
Tremlett has not featured for England in any form of cricket since the first Ashes Test in Brisbane in November.
James Anderson and Stuart Broad are expected to remain the first choice seamers this summer, while all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Jordan as well as front-line bowler Steven Finn are among those in contention.
Moores – reinstated as England coach following a two-year spell from 2007-2009 – handed Tremlett his Test debut seven years ago but despite the Surrey strike-bowler returning to form to take 6-58 against Gloucestershire last week, he is uncertain it will be enough for a recall.
"If I am realistic; I don't think I've got a chance, and that's fair enough," the 32 year old said. "England are looking for a new era and I completely understand that.
"I still feel like I have something to offer England and I showed signs of that last week [against Gloucestershire]. I am good enough to play at that level and I've proved that with my record.
"Peter Moores is a guy who knows what I can do. He was the guy who gave me my Test debut from pretty much nowhere really.
"The transition period with England, they're going to be looking for new players, they're going to give some of the younger guys a chance.
"The likes of Steven Finn and guys like that are the future of England but at the same time these guys have got to be good enough to perform at the top level.
"They [the selectors] know what I can do. It's doing that over a long period of time, but if there are injuries and I am bowling well then hopefully I still have something to offer England."
While former coach Andy Flower has moved to a role within the England and Wales Cricket Board, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott have all left the international scene as have Ashley Giles, Graham Gooch and Saqlain Mushtaq amid a radical overhaul.
Following a torrid winter of discontent, batsman Michael Carberry complained over having been left in the dark over his future with England having recieved no contact from the ECB.
Tremlett admits to experiencing similar treatment having not featured in the T20 World Cup but admits the silent treatment from the ECB comes with the territory of not being a centrally contracted player.
"I've not really spoken to anyone from the ECB since Australia," he added. "I left there and went back to Surrey and tried to lay low and go from there really.
"People can forget about you but at the same time if I am bowling like the way I can do then I am an international class bowler.
"I've been involved with England for a long time now and I kind of know how it works and it's fair enough.
"I've had no reason to speak to them I guess. You have to go away with your county and give yourself every chance to get back into the England team. If you're centrally contracted it works differently.
"Sometimes it's best not to speak to people, it gives you the motivation to go away do what you've got to do.
"You know you've got to perform, know what you've got to do to perform and that can often be motivation to get back into the side.
"Everyone knows how the system works, the centrally contracted players are going to be a spoken to a bit more and that is the way it works.
"I hear from people now and again, there are people in the ECB who I have spoken to; it's not like I need a phone call for someone to check what I am doing.
"Sometimes it's nice to get a phone call but at the same time I haven't needed or wanted a phone call from the ECB since I've been away.
"I know that if I want to play for England again I need to go back to county cricket, find my form and go from there really."