Nottinghamshire star Jake Ball has made his England Test debut against Pakistan today at Lord’s.
The 25-year-old Mansfield-born cricketer opened the bowling alongside Stuart Broad, after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
England captain Alastair Cook was excited to see the Notts fast bowler in action.
He said: ““Jake will make his debut. Unfortunately Jimmy (Anderson) has missed out but it’s a great opportunity for Jake.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how he goes, he’s had a great year with Nottinghamshire and looks a fine bowler.
“He’s got wicket-taking balls in him, the ability to get good players out on flat wickets and he puts the ball in good areas with good pace.”