Tom Kohler-Cadmore wants to emulate other players at Worcestershire and represent England.
Kohler-Cadmore has seen Moeen Ali play for the senior side and Joe Clarke, Ross Whiteley and Brett D'Oliveira all taste Lions action during the past couple of years.
The 22-year-old has similar ambitions after returning to action following shoulder surgery with centuries against Leeds-Bradford MCCU and Glamorgan.
Kohler-Cadmore said: “I don’t know anyone my age who says they would be happy to settle for just playing cricket for their county.
“Whatever county you’re at, everyone wants to play at the highest level.
“It’s England for me. The last couple of years have shown with Ross, Joe and Brett being picked for the Lions that good performances will get you there.
"It’s something I want to do too."
Kohler-Cadmore has shown that his shoulder setback – suffered in winter action for Penrith in Australia – is well and truly behind him.
It meant he missed the pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi and had to play catch-up in terms of his own pre-season preparations.
But Kohler-Cadmore says he tries to remain level-headed and take the rough with the smooth.
He said: “I tried to hit a six, missed the ball and my shoulder came out. But everyone who plays professional sport has ups and downs.
"I try to stay level-headed with it all because you have to take the good days with the bad.”