Having been selected in the England test squad last week, youngster Sam Robson says that he "has what it takes" to succeed at the highest level and that he is "relishing the chance" to play test match cricket. 

The young Middlesex batsman, who will make his debut at Lord's on Thursday in the first match of a two-test series against Sri Lanka, said that it had been a "special couple of days" for him.

"I've had some texts from friends and family and all that sort of stuff, so yeah, just incredible, I'm over the moon," commented the 24-year-old on Saturday.

"I've always dreamt that I'd love to play test cricket, ever since I was a youngster, when I started playing the game".

He added: "I knew how hard it is to get to that pedestal, things need to go your way"

"The last few years I feel like I've improved as a player; I've started to feel confident that I can perform at that level".

Robson is part of a 12-man squad for the first test at his home ground, Lord's, and will open the batting for England with captain Alastair Cook; the only selection dilemma will be whether Liam Plunkett or Chris Woakes is the fourth fast-bowling option.

Before going on the England Performance Programme (EPP) tour to Sri Lanka this winter, Robson told ESPNCricinfo: "If I ever become good enough, I want to play for England; I don't know where I'm going to end up, but I'll keep working hard."

Robson went on to make two hundreds in three games in that series.

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