Michael Vaughan says he still requires more match practice with county side Yorkshire before he can contemplate a return to international cricket.
Vaughan admitted to feeling 'a few aches and pains' after making one and 56 for Yorkshire in its victory over Hampshire.
"I know that it's hard for people to accept that I am playing for Yorkshire and not England but I am some way off being at an international standard of fitness at the moment," Vaughan told AFP.
"I have been hidden a bit in the field in this game and I have to make sure that when I come back for England I am 100 percent fit."
However, the England captain has not ruled out taking over the reins from stand in skipper Andrew Flintoff for the one-day series with Sri Lanka which begins in a fortnight.