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Waller relishing England chance

Max Waller
Waller took 2 wickets for Somerset against Trinidad & Tobago

Somerset leg-spinner Max Waller says he is excited about joining up with the England development squad.

The 20-year-old will be tutored by, amongst others, Australian Terry Jenner, Shane Warne's former coach.

"He will do a lot of technical stuff and they will work on my all-round game," Waller told BBC Radio Bristol.

"It'll be three weeks in South Africa which won't be a holiday. It'll be hard work and hopefully I'll come back from it having learnt a lot."

Speaking from India where he is playing for Somerset in the Champions League Twenty20 competition, Waller said he had got the call a couple of weeks ago.

"Peter Such, the ECB spin development coach, called me up to say they were going to have a couple of sessions up at Loughborough before Christmas and then head off for Pretoria in January.

"I was in the ECB spin camp last winter for a couple of sessions and to be involved after having a good season is pleasing," Waller added.

Waller has been a key part of Somerset's Twenty20 success this season and is enjoying the experience in India.

"Bowling on these wickets is good for spin bowling. I'm just trying to bowl slower and spin the ball more whereas at home I was more concerned with economy rates.

"It's unbelievable, really exciting and I'm enjoying every minute of it."



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