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Jamie Porter: Essex bowler receives first England call-up

Jamie Porter was the leading wicket-taker in Division One of the County Championship last season. Credit: PA

Uncapped Essex bowler Jamie Porter has been called up to the England squad for the first time ahead of the upcoming test series against India.

The 25-year-old was the leading wicket-taker in Division One of the County Championship last season as Essex stormed to the title.

Porter took three wickets against India A for the England Lions in June, and he could now be handed the chance to try his luck against their best XI at Edgbaston when the first test gets underway on August 1.

"Jamie has been the outstanding seam bowler in the County Championship over the past three seasons," National Selector Ed Smith said.

"He also impressed for the Lions v India A last week. With his resilience and appetite for wicket-taking, Jamie fully deserves his elevation to the England Test squad.”

Porter's form helped Essex win the County Championship last season. Credit: PA

As expected, Essex batsman Alastair Cook will once again open the batting, but the selectors have sprung a surprise by picking Adil Rashid - despite the leg-spinner previously saying that he wanted to concentrate on white ball cricket.

  • England squad to face India

Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Sam Curran, Keaton Jennings, Dawid Malan, Jamie Porter, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes