DNA – Young England batsman Oliver Pope says his tender age should not be an issue, if he is picked to play in the second Test against India at Lords, starting Thursday.

Summary

  • Young England batsman Oliver Pope says his tender age should not be an issue, if he is picked to play in the second Test against India at Lords, starting Thursday.
  • I feel confident in my game and ready for the next step.
  • I think Ive had a good season so far, and from the people Ive spoken to, theyve given me the confidence in my own game to take the next step, he added.
  • Talking about the moment of his maiden call-up for the England Test squad, he said, I found out on Sunday morning.
  • Popes inclusion is being seen as a ploy to counter Indian off-spinner R Ashwin, as the youngster — a right-hander — is considered a good player of spin.


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