Robson hoping for Test recall
Sam Robson is aiming to play Test cricket for England again after he put pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract with Middlesex.
Australian-born Robson has scored more than 9,000 runs for Middlesex across all formats since making his debut for the county in 2008 and he has been rewarded with a new deal until the end of the 2022 season.
The 30-year-old batsman is hoping to force his way back into England's Test side, having earned the last of his seven caps against India in August 2014, where he scored 37 runs and had one catch.
Robson made an impressive start to his international career, scoring 151 against Sri Lanka in just his second Test match before following that up with a knock of 59 against India, and he wants to play for Joe Root's men again.
"I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Angus Fraser, Stuart Law and the rest of the staff here at the club. With the signing of Peter Handscomb, who I know to be an excellent player, person and team-man, this will now hopefully be the beginning of a successful few years for the club," he told the club's website.
"I still have strong ambitions to play Test cricket again for England, and Middlesex and Lord's is the place I want to try and make that happen, as I've always loved playing at this great, famous club."
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