Thursday 4 March 2010 

Finn 'Delighted' To Be Called Up To England Squad

Finn 'Delighted' To Be Called Up To England Squad
Finn 'Delighted' To Be Called Up To England Squad
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Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn is delighted to have been given the opportunity to join up with the England squad after he was named as cover for injured players Ryan Sidebottom, Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan.

Finn, who has recently toured the United Arab Emirates with the England Lions, and been named in England's 30-man provisional ICC World Twenty20 squad says he is eager to make the most of the opportunity.

“I am delighted to be given such a fantastic opportunity," he said.

"To be called up to the full England side is a real honour for me, and I am really excited to be joining up with squad over in Bangladesh. Whether I get to play any matches over there remains to be seen, however the opportunity alone to train with the squad and impress in front of the coaching team is a fantastic enough experience for me.

"Whilst I am coming in as cover for the bowling unit, I intend to work as hard as I can and enjoy the experience of being around the England squad and coaching staff.”

Finn's call-up has come on the back of 53 first-class wickets for Middlesex in 2009 and he took two for 25 when the Lions beat England in a Twenty20 game in Dubai.

“This is absolutely fantastic news for Steven and everyone at Middlesex County Cricket Club," Middlesex's Managing Director of Cricket added.

"We’re all clearly aware of his potential and of the progress he continues to make, and he more than deserves the recognition that this call up gives him.

"Middlesex take great pride in producing England cricketers and hopefully Steven will follow in the footsteps of those before him and get the opportunity to represent his country at the highest level in the very near future.

"Everyone at Middlesex would like to pass on our congratulations to Steven for his call up and we wish him all the best of luck over in Bangladesh.”

© Cricket World 2010

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