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Former England batsman David Lloyd has announced that Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth is on the verge of being called up to play for the national team.
Lyth is enjoying one of his best County seasons and is currently the top-scorer in the County Championship with 1,306 runs, which includes five centuries and five half-centuries, at an incredible average of 68.73. In addition to this, Lyth made a career-best 251 against Lancashire just last week.
Lyth has also scored 317 runs in nine Royal London One-Day Cup matches at an average of 39.62.
“I’ve seen one player this season who I think will walk into England’s team very soon – and that’s Adam Lyth of Yorkshire,” Lloyd told Sky Sports. “He’ll walk into England’s team. As an opening batsman for Yorkshire, in Yorkshire, to be comfortably the top scorer in County Championship Division One, he’s banging the door down to play for England.”