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Stuart Meaker "proud" of England call

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Stuart Meaker desribes himself as "very proud" after being called up to the England squad.

Surrey's Stuart Meaker has declared himself "very proud" after learning that he had been selected for the England squad that is due to tour India next month.

The 22-year-old uncapped bowler has benefited from the selector's decision to rest James Anderson for the trip.

As news of his first ever call-up broke, Meaker revealed that he wasn't expecting his services to be required at this moment in time.

"It's a very proud day for me. This has been something I've been looking forward to since playing for Surrey as a young man," said Meaker.

"I wasn't expecting it so soon. It was definitely in my sights in the near future, it just happened to come sooner than I thought.

"I've been given a chance to show what I have got. I'll work very hard when I'm out there and hopefully they will see that hard work and it will give them confidence to potentially give me a game."

Although he has chosen to represent England, Meaker was born in Durban, South Africa.

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