Davies feels Bears move can press England claims

20 July 2021 20:50:20 GMTPlus10

Wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Davies hopes his move to Warwickshire will enhance his chances of one day playing for England.

England are 1.50 to beat Pakistan, who are 2.62 to win, in the third Twenty20 match between the sides on Tuesday.

Davies left Lancashire to make the move and has penned a three-year contract with Warwickshire.

The 26-year-old made his first-team debut in 2011 and has evolved into one of the best wicketkeepers in England, firing 4,682 runs across 90 matches in red-ball cricket.

Back in 2017, Davies, who has spent his entire career so far at Lancashire, became the county's first wicketkeeper to reach 1,000 runs in a season.

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He will be involved in the inaugural edition of The Hundred starting this week, turning out for Southern Brave, but is also looking forward to the chance of playing for Warwickshire, who finished second in Group One in this year's County Championship.

And Davies, who has previously been part of the England Under-19s squad, is hopeful he can use the move to push for a place in his country's first-team group.

Speaking about his move, Davies said: "Warwickshire are a massive club with a proud tradition of winning.

"The Bears squad have potential to win trophies and I want to contribute to future success.

"At the same time, I remain totally committed to my ambition to play cricket for England and I believe that Warwickshire can help me do that.I have loved my time at Old Trafford and am now looking forward to an exciting next chapter in my journey."

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