Published: August 7, 2018 9:51:39 pm
Young Surrey batsman Ollie Pope has come a long way in a short time and says he will be ready if, as looks likely, he makes his England debut against India at Lord’s on Thursday.
The 20-year-old has only 15 first-class matches under his belt but looks certain to play in the second Test in place of dropped Dawid Malan.
Pope will use the example set by county teammate Sam Curran who shone in last week’s first match of the series, his second Test appearance, with a five-wicket haul in India’s first innings and a crucial half-century in England’s second.
“It’s almost that naivety in the whole thing,” Pope told reporters at Lord’s on…