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Robson "ready" for Test cricket Published: 16 April 2014

Sam Robson on his way to 163 against Nottinghamshire
Sam Robson on his way to 163 against Nottinghamshire

Middlesex batsman Sam Robson says he’s "ready" for Test cricket after making 163 against Nottinghamshire at Lord’s.

The opener, who made five centuries in six matches over the winter for England performance squads, was unbeaten as Middlesex eased to a ten-wicket win in the LV=CC match.

"I think I’m ready for it [Test cricket]" said 24-year-old Robson.

"I feel in a good place.

"Test cricket is what every professional cricketer wants to play, because you want to test yourself at that level.

I’ve improved during the last couple of years

"I feel that I’ve improved during the last couple of years and over the winter, but there’s a lot of cricket over the next couple of months so it would be foolish to look too far ahead."

In his career at Middlesex Robson has opened the batting alongside former England captain Andrew Strauss as well as current Australian batsman Chris Rogers, and he credits them with aiding his development.

Robson: "I'm ready for Test cricket"

"They’ve both helped me enormously.

"With Strauss it was such a privilege really to open with the England Test captain, and Chris has been around the last couple of years and helped me a lot, they’ve been great for both me and the team."

England’s first Test of the summer is against Sri Lanka on June 12 at Lord’s.


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