Middlesex all-rounder Toby Roland-Jones is primed to make his Test debut against South Africa at Lords next week.
R-J made his ODI bow against the same opposition on the same ground, his home of course, earlier this summer and didn’t look out of place. He hasn’t been firing on all cylinders this season but has been a consistent performer at domestic level for a number of years and performed admirably for the England Lions during the winter.
If he does debut on thursday, he’ll be Test cap no. 677 for the home side.