Richards has suffered two major injury lay-offs this season.
Richards said: "Hopefully next season I will be injury-free and I can show everyone what I can do.
"It's a big challenge and it's a World Cup year.
"Every Englishman wants to be there. I look at my competition there and, in all honesty, I don't see players better than me.
"I feel I am good enough to be around that set-up. It is about being given a chance."