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‘I’m in my second career’ – Scott Borthwick

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Scott Borthwick hasn’t given up hope of earning a recall to the England side – this time as a batsman who bowls.

Borthwick made a Test debut in the final match of England’s disastrous 2013/14 Ashes tour, playing as the frontline spinner and batting at No.8.

Since then his leg-spin has become more of a second string as he developed into a specialist No.3 batsman for Durham, before a move south to Surrey for the 2017 season.

And with England still on the lookout for quality top-order batsmen – as well as spin bowlers – the 28-year-old retains the goal of international selection.

He spoke to Adam Collins in The Final Word.

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