JOE Clarke hopes to continue his big-hitting T20 form from last summer as England Lions switch to white-ball mode for the second part of their winter camp in Australia.

Clarke ended the campaign as Worcestershire Rapids' highest run-scorer with 381 at 31.75 and leading six hitter with 19 after switching to the opening role.

The highlight was 124 off just 53 balls against visiting Durham Jets for the second highest score by a County player in T20 cricket.

Clarke’s initial focus with Lions was on red-ball cricket during a two-week camp in Brisbane but he did not feature as they drew with a Queensland Select XI at the Allan Border Oval.

Now the 21-year-old looks to repeat his T20 power hitting for Rapids when Lions take on Perth Scorchers in a trio of T20 matches, which start next Monday, and admits he would love to play for his country “in all formats”.

On becoming a real force in the shorter format of the game, Clarke said: “It is the way T20 is going now.

"Most of your front-line batters have got to be able to clear the ropes and play all different kinds of shots.

“It is certainly something I reflected on and realised I wasn’t good enough the year before and could be dropped from that T20 side.

“I had a point to prove this year and opening the batting came naturally to me. I worked hard on my power-hitting and trying to clear the ropes in the nets and middle practice.

“Thankfully it paid off and I was happy with my T20 form.

“This winter the Lions have got three T20 matches in Perth, then hopefully it (the form) continues next year with a better T20 campaign for Worcestershire and we can finally get to finals day.

"Hopefully I can be a major part of that.”

Shrewsbury-born Clarke has always maintained his desire to play for England and T2OIs form part of that ambition.

He added: “If I had another good season in T20 and knock on the door for higher honours in that format I’d love to play all formats for England.”

Scorchers are using the three matches against Lions as part of their preparations for the Big Bash.