Fans of the English Cricket Team seem to have claimed another Australian as their own.
24-year-old Sam Robson, born and raised in Sydney before relocating to England in 2009, made his maiden Test century overnight in just his second Test Match, scoring 127 against Sri Lanka at Leeds.
Prior to the recent two Tests of the current series, Robson had played 71 First Class matches for both Middlesex and the English Lions. He made his First Class debut in 2009, having just a few months prior playing for the Australian U19 team. Since his debut and prior to these two Tests, he had averaged a touch over 42.00 with the bat at First Class level and had made 12 centuries.
His 13th overnight, will be one to cherish.
In total, a staggering 66 England Test cricketers have been born abroad from 15 different countries, including four of 11 in the current side (Robson, Matt Prior – South Africa, Gary Ballance – Zimbabwe and Chris Jordan – Barbados).