Kerrigan delighted to get a second chance

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Spin bowler Simon Kerrigan is eager to right the wrongs of the past, after being recalled to England's squad for the second Test against India, which will get underway at Lord's in London on Thursday.

Spin bowler Simon Kerrigan is eager to right the wrongs of the past, after being recalled to England's squad for the second Test against India, which will get underway at Lord's in London on Thursday.

Kerrigan endured a disappointing debut in the longest format of the international game against Australia at The Oval in August last year, bowling eight expensive overs without a wicket in the first innings – and kept out of the attack entirely in the second.

"I'm really excited. I'm delighted to get the call-up and, hopefully, I can get a go and bowl well," said Kerrigan.

"What happened at The Oval is in my thoughts a little bit, but I learned last year that the sun will come up the next day and what happened is not the end of the world.

"I don't really know if I thought the chance would come this soon, I have just been trying to do well for Lancashire and if people think that's good enough, I'm delighted to get the call.

"I would have liked to have bowled better this season so far, but it's a work in progress. But, hopefully, I will get my chance to show off my skills that I show in county cricket on the big stage."

The 25-year-old Kerrigan acted as England's 12th man during last week's first Test, which ended in a trame draw at Trent Bridge in Nottingham – and is looking forward to resuming a solid working relationship with coach Peter Moores.

"Having spent last week with them has definitely helped and, obviously, having someone like Moores who knows me around the place is only going to be good for me," added Kerrigan.

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