Ollie Pope looks the paper since it has a promising start for England

Ollie Pope rose to the fold for the first time for England on the third day against India

Ollie Pope looks like the debutant makes a promising start in the England race in the Indian race against Lord & # 39; s

  • Ollie Pope is making his debut in England in the second Test against India in Lord & # 39; s
  • The Surrey batter got on the crease for the first time on Saturday
  • Pope started well when he hit the ball fluently in front of a crowd of 28,500 people
  • His entry came to an end on the 28th when he was caught lbw by Hardik Pandya

Richard Gibson for the mail on Sunday

The clock struck 11.42 when a new chapter in English cricket began. Never before had Ollie Pope walked into the fold so early in a possibility.

Only 50 legitimate births had been sent by the Indian attack when the Pope embarked on the legendary walk through the Long Hall to the Lord's center for his first international fight.

With applause that rippled on the famous old terrain, Joe Root, his captain and third-floor partner, joined him on the trip.

Ollie Pope rose to the fold for the first time for England on the third day against India

Ollie Pope rose to the fold for the first time for England on the third day against India

Joe Root met him on his trip to the middle, who also debuted at an early age

Joe Root met him on his trip to the middle, who also debuted at an early age

Joe Root met him on his trip to the middle, who also debuted at an early age

One suggestion was that I was checking the age of the new number 4 from England to the man at the door. Twenty he can be, but Pope could pass comfortably for younger.

Jokes aside, Root, a thoughtful and affectionate man, as well as an astute cricketer, would have wanted to give the Pope his blessing as someone pushed into a similar situation in the past. Root was only a few months older when he made his international bow in India in 2012.

The act of reassurance would have resolved any lingering nervousness for a hitter more accustomed to hitting two lower places, but identified by national coach Ed Smith as having the attributes to face a significant promotion.

Pope made a confident start to his first entry into the Test of England, hitting the ball fluently

Pope made a confident start to his first entry into the Test of England, hitting the ball fluently

Pope made a confident start to his first entry into the Test of England, hitting the ball fluently

In fact, the first Pope who had taken the guard in his 15 previous first-class matches was the twenty-third of Surrey's crushing victory over Yorkshire in May, when Root looked at him from the field.

The unbeaten of Pope 158 was to be influential in his short-term future. The way he started on Saturday in front of a crowd of 28,500 suggested he possesses the temper for a long-term fruitful, too.

While Root was scratching at the other end, Pope took over the advice of Alec Stewart, cricket director of Surrey, to do things his way with a fluent stroke. A second movement of the pad danced against the strings to draw a childish smile.

In fact, such was Pope's application that it was a surprise when, having kept the scoreboard running regularly, he played a delivery of the Hardik Pandya marsh. The beginning was promising. The challenge now is to prove that it was not false.

He was fired by Hardik Pandya for 28 and will now look to build on a promising opening

He was fired by Hardik Pandya for 28 and will now look to build on a promising opening

He was fired by Hardik Pandya for 28 and will now look to build on a promising opening

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