Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs focused on county task

Danny Briggs

Hampshire spinner Danny Briggs does not think his lack of Championship action will affect his England chances.

Briggs has been involved with the England Lions over the last two winters, leading to his first senior one-day appearance against Pakistan.

But the 20-year-old has sat out the last four championship matches due to seamer-friendly conditions and a return to form with the ball of Liam Dawson.

"At the minute I'm just concentrating on Hampshire," Briggs told BBC Solent.

Briggs added: "To be fair all I'm doing is trying to play for Hampshire and concentrating on performing well for Hampshire.

"You want to do well in every game, and that might help in (England) selection."

Briggs admits the form of all-rounder Dawson is reducing his chances of playing Championship cricket.

As well as opening the batting, Dawson also bowls left-arm spin and has improved considerably this season.

Briggs admits the early season seamer friendly conditions also haven't helped his cause.

"Dawson has done a great job so far. It's good for the team and he adds balance.

"But the second half of the season when it is a lot drier then the both of us might get to bowl. And if we are bowling well it will help the side as well," Briggs added.

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