Gillespie: Tykes opener should play for England

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Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie feels that opener Adam Lyth could be a good fit for England when they next play a Test, in April next year, as he has the experience and temperament Peter Moores is looking for.

Yorkshire head coach Jason Gillespie feels that opener Adam Lyth could be a good fit for England when they next play a Test, in April next year, as he has the experience and temperament Peter Moores is looking for.

Lyth recorded his sixth County Championship century on Wednesday, against Nottinghamshire, taking his season's tally in the format to over 1400 runs. Gillespie feels the opener could partner either Alastair Cook or Sam Robson come next year.

When asked if Lyth could join fellow Tykes Joe Root, Gary Ballance, and Liam Plunkett in the national Test side, the Australian said: "Why not? The amount of runs he scores doesn't lie.

"He scores all around the wicket and he's learned some really good lessons over the last few years of his career.

"He's learned how to score runs in all conditions against different types of bowling at the top of the order and he's been presented with a lot of different conditions and different bowlers and he's not only survived but thrived.

"He's a little bit older now and had a number of years in first-class cricket learning his game and developing. If he got his opportunity I'm sure he'd grab it with both hands."

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