Adams backs his skipper
CHRIS Adams has tipped Rory Hamilton-Brown to "do what he needs to do" to earn an England call-up.
The Surrey County Cricket Club captain has started the season in fine form, racking up 284 runs already in three matches, and his manager at the Oval has been impressed with what he has seen.
Adams said: "It's been an excellent start from the skipper and his innings against Middlesex especially, under immense pressure, was incredible. He has shown that he has the character, the ability and the temperament.
"It's a very good platform for him to kick on from."
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And Adams believes that if he continues that form as the season progresses, it will not go unnoticed by those above.
He added: "What the England selectors are looking for are some hundreds from Rory and some big hundreds and he will get his opportunity to score big hundreds this year.
"It all depends on him and his ability to do what he has been asked to do, which is score runs in pressurised situations. He has started to do that and produce it in all forms of the game as well and there are not many around that can do it in all formats, but he's one of them."
Selection for England would mean that Adams would not have his skipper at his disposal as often, but that is not something that really worries the team director.
He added: "That's part of what we do, we produce players capable of playing at a higher level and if Rory scores runs under pressure and consistently then he will be spotted."