Dan Lawrence happy with first England steps on challenging India tour

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Source : Sky Sports

Dan Lawrence feels that he is unlikely to face challenges that are tougher than he has faced in Asia the past two months. He says he’s relieved that he finally has taken his first steps with the England team. Lawrence impressed in his test debut scoring 73 in his maiden test innings before helping England over the line in Galle following a top-order collapse.

“It’s quite a big one for me – to get the monkey off the back and actually play a Test match is something I’ve always wanted to achieve,” Lawrence said. “To do it this winter was an amazing feeling. Overall I’m fairly happy with how it went.”

Lawrence batted at number five in the Sri Lanka series but was then promoted up the order against India in the absence of Jack Crawley and Johnny Bairstow. He was then brought back to bat at number seven to sure up the batting but Lawrence said he’s unfazed with his batting position.

“To be honest, if I’m selected for England I’d bat anywhere,” Lawrence said. “I have had a little taste of it and hopefully I can carry on playing. I did actually (feel like I belonged), I really enjoyed it, it’s something I always wanted to do, and I really relished the challenge all winter.”

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