Robson: ‘I would be lying if I said an England recall wasn’t on my mind’

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Sam Robson: “I think there’s unfinished business”

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England opener Sam Robson got his last taste of international cricket back in August 2014, but he still harbours hopes of making his comeback.

Robson has represented England in seven Tests to date and started off with a bang as he scored a superb 127 in his second Test before following it up with a brilliant 59.

However, things began to go downhill from there and a string of disappointing performances led to him losing his spot in the Test side.

Robson had a solid season with Middlesex in the County Championship last year as he was their second-highest scorer with 785 runs in 11 matches, which included two centuries and four fifties, at an average of 39.25.

Knowing that there could be a potential opening if Mark Stoneman fails to have an impact in the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand in March, Robson is determined to get back on the national selectors’ radar.

“I would be lying if I said an England recall wasn’t on my mind. I was left out but I’d love to play for England again,” Robson was quoted as saying by The Cricket Paper. “I’ve probably been in the hunt the last couple of years but I haven’t, at times, been able to string enough big scores together. I’ve been good enough at times but then I’ve followed that up with innings where I didn’t do myself justice.

“I think there’s unfinished business. One thing you learn from playing for England is that you have no idea what it’s like until you get out there, you cannot predict it.

“But now I’ve been there I know what it’s all like and I know what it’s about. I definitely think I’ll be better for it second time around if I get another opportunity.

“I feel like I’m a better player now than I was when I got my chance and I hope I can just keep improving in the next few years. What’s kept spurring me on is the hunger to improve and be more consistent as the years go on and hopefully it’ll help me.

“Playing for the Lions (against South Africa) last summer gave me a flavour. It’s good to get recognised again. It was my first involvement with the Lions squad since I was dropped from the Test side so that in itself is pleasing and shows I can fight back in a way.”

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