Roland-Jones hoping for Test debut

Middlesex and England's Toby Roland-Jones speaks to the media before a nets session at Lord's (pic N

Middlesex and England's Toby Roland-Jones speaks to the media before a nets session at Lord's (pic Nigel French/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is hoping to win his first Test cap on home soil today.

England host South Africa at Lord’s, with Roland-Jones in line to join an attack including Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad.

And having made his one-day debut at Lord’s in May, the 29-year-old could complete a notable double in the first Test of the summer.

He said: “It’s really special to be part of the squad here. Lord’s is obviously synonymous with a lot of special moments in cricket history, so it’s got a bit of an added feel to it.

“But I’d take a Test debut anywhere. The fact that it is here is all the more exciting.”


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Roland-Jones scored an unbeaten 37 in the ODI defeat against South Africa and admits he has been looking to improve his batting to become a genuine all-rounder.

“I’m working hard on it and it’s certainly been improving over the last few years,” he said. “More as an eight or nine, rather than number seven.”

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