MATT Parkinson’s commitment to the England cause has been praised after the Bolton spinner was called up for the one-day series in India.

The 24-year-old has been the only player to be with the camp since January 2 for stints in both Sri Lanka and India, moving from bubble to bubble as part of a packed schedule.

The Lancashire man though has been named as a reserve up until now and will be hoping to get his chance in the three 50-over matches in Pune.

He played his two previous one-day internationals in South Africa back in February 2020 and featured in a couple of T20 internationals in New Zealand the previous November.

Despite having been in and around squads since then, that is the sum total of his international experience, something the Wanderers fan will be hoping changes in the coming days.

“I’ve got nothing but praise for Matt,” said England head coach Chris Silverwood ahead of today’s series opener.

“The way that he’s conducted himself, the way that he’s trained, the way that he’s got stuck in helping the lads, he’s been an absolute delight to have on tour.

“He’s been fantastic while he’s been here.”

Parkinson could be joined in the line-up by his Lancashire team-mate Liam Livingstone who is bidding for an ODI debut.

The 27-year-old’s international experience is limited to just two T20s on home soil against South Africa back in 2017 but he has caught the eye with the bat in franchise T20 competitions around the world.

Silverwood was not giving much away about where the Barrow-born striker could fit into the side should he get the nod.

“He’s a very talented cricketer and could play a number of roles,” the head coach added.