Sussex batsman gets surprise England call after Archer impresses

Phil Salt / Picture by Getty Images
Phil Salt / Picture by Getty Images

Phil Salt is line for his international debut after being called into the England squad for Sunday's t20 clash with Pakistan.

The 22-year-old's surprise call-up for the game in Cardiff comes after Middlesex's Dawid Malan has picked up a groin injury.

Salt scored 355 runs in last year's Vitality Blast campaign at a strike rate of 172 and has had a strong start to this season - scoring a ton in the One Day Cup against Surrey.

His call comes after another Sussex star, Jofra Archer, made a decent international debut in England's four-wicket ODI win in Ireland.

Archer took 1-40 in his eight overs and took a catch. Archer and Chris Jordan are each hoping to play their way into England's World Cup plans.

Salt ton left his mate pie-eyed