Robson should open the batting during home series against Sri Lanka, says Eoin Morgan

"If I was picking the (England) team tomorrow, I would pick him"

“If I was picking the (England) team tomorrow, I would pick him”

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England batsman Eoin Morgan has announced that Middlesex batsman Sam Robson should open the batting during England’s upcoming home series against Sri Lanka.

Morgan added that Robson has been in superb form over the past year and has done more than enough to convince the national selectors that he deserves to make his international debut. 

“It’s the first time I’ve ever batted with him, and it was brilliant,” Morgan said when asked about his and Robson’s brilliant double century partnership against Nottinghamshire. “I thoroughly enjoyed watching him play. He led our innings from start to finish and was the backbone. I was very impressed by him.

“He was very calm at the crease, knew his game inside-out – and his ruthlessness in just wanting to score runs was very impressive.

“I think he has scored a lot of runs and has proved himself that he is in a good enough position to take his place. If I was picking the (England) team tomorrow, I would pick him.”

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