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Harry Brook all set to Test debut for the Series decider against South Africa

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Harry Brook all set to Test debut for the Series decider against South Africa

Harry Brook is all set to Test debut for the Series decider against South Africa: After Jonny Bairstow was ruled out of the third Test and upcoming T20 World Cup by a freak injury suffered on the golf course.

Harry Brook made his international T20 debut during England’s tour of the West Indies in January.

Brook is set to bat at five in the order as the hosts aim to secure a series win.

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“I’m really looking forward to going out and watching him play this week. But he’s deserved his opportunity,” England captain Ben Stokes said.

“I think I mentioned a few weeks ago he will be someone who represents England in all three formats for a long time.

“It’s exciting to see him get his opportunity this week with the whites on.”

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The 23-year-old is currently averaging 107.44 with the bat for Yorkshire in Division One of the County Championship this season and is a former England U19 captain.

“I’ve been on U19 tours with Harry, and I’ve played with him since I was 18, and he’s a seriously good player,” Pope said.

“He’s obviously been in ridiculous form this year and he’s 100 percent got the game to go out and take that into Test cricket as well.

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“He’s got the mindset, he loves batting and he’s all cricket as well. So I’m excited for him if he does get that opportunity this week. He’s a top player and an exciting prospect.”

Who will win the match, would wrap the series. As leveled it at 1-1 with that win in Manchester.

England Squad for Third Test:

Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Jimmy Anderson.

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