JAMES Faulkner's immediate focus is on the white ball, not the red one, despite his impressive Test debut last month.
Speaking after Australia's 88-run one-day international win against England, the former Launceston all-rounder said while he hopes to hold onto his Test spot, the current series, and the upcoming tour to India, was all that was on his mind.
``But after that we'll see what happens,'' the 23-year-old said.
Faulkner, who made a brisk 18 and took 1-39 in Monday's win at Manchester, said he was feeling increasingly at home on the international stage.
``It was nice to get a couple of runs at the end and a wicket and bowl reasonably well, but more importantly it was good to get a win,'' he said.
``Every time you play for Australia you start to feel more comfortable and it is just a matter of keeping it very simple.''
Tasmania's three-time player of the year was inevitably boosted by claiming six wickets and 45 runs in the fifth Ashes Test.
``I took a bit of confidence out of that and hopefully I can show that in the next three games here.''
Faulkner said Australia was determined to end its stay in the United Kingdom on a high, starting by extending its series lead in Birmingham tonight.
Monday's win was set up by fellow Launceston Church Grammar product George Bailey's 82 off 67 balls and skipper Michael Clarke, who top-scored with 105.
``Confidence levels have always been pretty high since we've been here,'' Faulkner said.
``If you asked both teams, whenever you play a series, whether it is a one-day or a Test, the first couple of games really dictates how the series is going to go.
``They had the upper hand in the Ashes winning the first Test, so hopefully now we can take advantage of winning this first ODI.
``We don't want to go home empty-handed. I think we've played some good cricket for the past couple of months, and now it is time to put our foot on the throat and win these last three games.''
Faulkner has played 10 ODIs, scoring 167 runs at an average of 33.40 and a strike-rate of 95.97, and has taken 14 wickets at an average of 28.53.