Middlesex cricketer Sam Robson says "he's committed" to England, despite the fact that he's an Aussie, according to Sky Sports.
Robson, who has quite an interesting story of how he swapped over from New South Wales to London after schooling, has been an endearing batsman to watch since he made his debut four years ago. With 4,000 runs to his name at an average of almost 42, he seems to be ready to play for England this summer.
The right-hander has been in supreme form lately with five centuries in the last six matches that he has played on the tours in Australia and Sri Lanka with the EPP Squad and England Lions and is in no doubt whatsoever that he is pro England.
"I came over here when I left school, loved everything about it, loved Middlesex and turning up at Lord's as a professional cricketer," said Robson, whose mother is English.
"And the more time I've spent in London, the more I've loved it, and it's become my home. So that's the deal; I've become used to life here, this is where I live and this is where I'm a professional cricketer.
"Four-day games, the Championship, that's the great strength of the English system. That's what's unique, and that's what I love most about county cricket."
Robson added that the decision was a simple one when the England selectors sounded him out about touring with the EPP and the Lions across the winter.
"Middlesex is where I've learned to play first-class cricket," he continued.
"It's not something that really bothers me [questions on nationality]."
"I've been here for a long time now. I love London, I've been here since I finished school and I haven't given it too much thought.
"I grew up in Australia, I still go back there in the winter and my family live there, there's no hiding that and I've never tried.
"I've tried to reinforce my commitment to the English cricket system ever since I've been here though.
"I committed simply by coming in the first place, signing up and giving up opportunities in Australia when I was very young. So from then on my focus has always been here.
"Regardless of whether I move up the ranks or not, just by playing country cricket here all the time I'm committed to England.
"I've toured with the Lions and the EPP. I've grown up overseas but I've committed to England and that's all there is.
"When the issue of selection came up, it was a straightforward decision."
To see an Aussie commit himself to England clearly shows the sheer interest that he has in playing for the Brits. Of course, there doesn't exist any doubt as to how talented and capable a player he is. The selectors surely have any eye on him and fans shouldn't be surprised to see him in an England shirt this summer.
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