Spinner Gareth Batty enjoying surprise England recall



Gareth Batty thought his international career was finished but he hopes he can grab his opportunity with both hands following a surprise England call-up for the Test tour of Bangladesh.
When Batty played his last Test, coincidentally also against Bangladesh in June 2005, the likes of Kevin Pietersen and current England captain Alastair Cook had yet to play their first.
The Surrey captain, who celebrated his 39th birthday on Thursday, is the oldest player in the squad to play two Tests against the Tigers by seven years and he is more than double the age of Lancashire teenager Haseeb Hameed.... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Sport, Views: 24
Source: Belper News
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