Compton is ready to take on the challenges he will face in India
Having got the first national team call-up of his entire career, Nick Compton has revealed that he couldn’t have asked for more than playing his first match for England in India since the country is cricket-crazy and will no doubt put all his skills to the test.
Compton is hoping to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, Dennis, who represented England in 78 Test matches, scoring 5807 runs at an average of 50.06, while also playing professional football for Premier League club Arsenal.
Compton does have experience of playing in India after travelling there with the England Lions squad, and stated that he cannot wait to go back to the country.
News.com.au quoted Compton as saying: “For any aspiring international cricketer, going to India is a great opportunity, it was my grandfather’s favourite place to tour and I’m no different – I’ve been there five or six times and it’s an amazing place.”
Compton has been trying to earn his England call-up over the past few year, but has constantly been overlooked by the selection committee.
However, with former Test captain Andrew Strauss retiring and Ravi Bopara failing to do anything with both bat and ball, Compton has finally earned himself a spot on the national team roster.