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Parkinson: "He's a fantastic bowler"

Parkinson: "He's a fantastic bowler"

From playing together at the age of 13, the pair could soon line up together in an England international side

Matt Parkinson is excited at the prospect of pulling on an England shirt alongside Saqib Mahmood ahead of the upcoming tour of New Zealand.

Having come up in the same Lancashire age group sides from 13-years-old, they could be set for international debuts aside each other during the IT20 and Test series'.

The pair have joined their new team mates in flying out to start their tour, with the first friendly played late on Saturday evening UK time.

Parkinson has hailed Mahmood's resilience after bouncing back from a tough 2018 season with injuries and reflected on the Club's ability to bring through international-quality players via the Academy and Player Pathway.

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