Rob Key primes Pope for No 3 and sets out plan to ‘unlock’ England Test talent

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  • Anderson and Broad return, Brook and Potts earn first call-ups
  • ‘There’s some seriously talented cricketers in this country’

Rob Key has backed England’s new red-ball regime to “unlock” the latent talent in their underperforming Test players after naming a first squad of the Brendon McCullum era complete with a combination of fresh faces and the familiar.

With much attention focused either on the recalled Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad or on the uncapped Matthew Potts and Harry Brook, perhaps the most intriguing innovation as England go into next month’s three-match series against New Zealand will be Ollie Pope coming in at three, having never in a first-class career that now runs to 103 innings batted higher than No 4.

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Written by Simon Burnton
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/may/18/rob-key-backs-new-england-regime-to-unlock-serious-talent-in-first-test-squad under the title “Rob Key primes Pope for No 3 and sets out plan to ‘unlock’ England Test talent”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.