Tim Bresnan says he would love Twenty20 captain's role
Tim Bresnan has said he would relish the chance to lead England's Twenty20 side in the absence of captain Stuart Broad and vice-captain Eoin Morgan.
Broad and Morgan are both currently ruled out by shoulder injuries.
The selectors are due to name Broad's replacement on Wednesday as they reveal the squad for the two matches against West Indies at The Oval next week.
"It would be a massive honour to lead England, in whatever format," said the 26-year-old Yorkshire all-rounder.
"I'd love to do it."
Other options for the selectors include Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann or Kevin Pietersen. Only Swann and Pietersen have more Twenty20 caps than Bresnan's 17 among the anticipated squad members, and he was integral to England's Twenty20 World Cup triumph in 2010.
"I feel as though I'm experienced enough to know what's going on, what fields to set - so yes, I'd take it on," Bresnan added.
And he made light of his lack of captaincy experience.
"They always seemed to think I had a lot on my plate being an all-rounder.
"It was always the posh kids in the age groups that got to captain - not that big lad from a comp."
Bresnan - who along with Morgan and Chris Tremlett was awarded a central contract by the ECB when the latest 12-month deals were announced on Tuesday - excelled in this summer's Test series victory over India but was hampered by a calf injury in the early part of the season, and has sympathy for absent T20 skipper Broad.
The captain will miss not only the two T20s and Friday's final NatWest Series match against India in Cardiff, but also the return one-day internationals next month.
"Since the middle of the summer he's been our talisman, leading from the front," Bresnan said.
"He's been fantastic. He must be gutted. We wish him a speedy recovery."