Danny Briggs delighted at England one-day call-up

Danny Briggs

Hampshire's left-arm spinner Danny Briggs has vowed to take his recent call-up into England's one-day squad to face Pakistan "in his stride".

The 20-year-old could become the first from the Isle of Wight to represent England and the youngest Hampshire player to play for his country.

"Obviously it was a good feeling, getting the nod and getting into the squad," said Briggs.

"But I'll take it in my stride and go from there really."

England will play four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s against Pakistan between 13 and 27 February, with the games split between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

They will also play a warm-up game against the Lions on Friday, 10 February.

Briggs admits he faces a tough task to make it into the team, especially with Graeme Swann ahead of him in the pecking order.

But after bowling well for the England Lions over the last few months, where he picked up 16 wickets in matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka A sides, he is confident mood.

"For me, it's great to get in the squad, and I'll go from there," he added. "If the chance comes it will be amazing, but it will be great just to get to know the squad.

"But obviously you never know. It's just good to get recognised and get into the squad and now I've got to try to train well and see what happens from there."

Hampshire cricket manager Giles White paid tribute to Briggs following his call-up saying he deserves his chance.

"The impressive thing about Danny is when he first got into the side he took to it very easily," White told BBC Radio Solent.

"He has continued to do that whichever level he has played at.

"He has performed and showed a certain calmness and composure that has held him in good stead and also got him selected for England which is great."

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