Garton excited for Sussex future

11 November 2017 04:48:19 EST

George Garton believes he is part of an exciting future at Sussex, having been handed a call-up to the England Ashes squad ahead of the first Test.

The 20-year-old left-armer is to join up with the senior squad in Townsville over the coming days as injury cover for Jake Ball, who has sprained ligaments in his right ankle.

And, despite having only nine first-class appearances behind him, Garton is viewed as one of the most exciting pace talents on the domestic circuit.

Some of the others are also on the playing staff at Hove, providing Garton with confidence that silverware may not be far away.

"We have got a very good crop of young fast bowlers coming through down at Hove," he said.

"The likes of myself, Jofra Archer, Stuart Whittingham, Ollie Robinson means we have got a good platform to go forward and keep at the top of the division for a long time."

Sussex have missed out on promotion in the past two seasons and were left to rue a slow start to their 2017 Division Two campaign.

Meanwhile, Garton hopes he is moving away from a limited-overs pigeonholing after being selected for England Lions duty this winter.

"I have had more exposure to white-ball cricket than red-ball cricket so far but I haven't got a preference really," he added. "I love all formats and I want to do my best at all of them."

Meanwhile, England are 250/1 to win the Ashes series outright, with Australia 1/100, while the Baggy Greens are 7/2 to win the series 3-1.

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