Sam Robson will be right at home during the Lord’s Investec Test.
Not only is it happening where his county Middlesex play most of their home games, it will be Robson’s second Test at the home of cricket in his short international career.
The opening batsman made his England debut there in the first of two Tests with Sri Lanka last month.
Although Robson registered modest scores versus the Sri Lankans at Lord’s, he responded with 127 against them at Headingley in his next innings.
His most recent Test total was 59 last week in the drawn opener at Trent Bridge and he therefore approaches Thursday’s game in fine fettle.
Speaking exclusively to ecb.co.uk, Robson said: “I feel quite good. Hopefully that can continue. I just want to try to keep contributing towards the team and try to get the team into good positions.”
He added: “It’s been awesome. It’s been an unbelievable month or so really for me. I’m loving every minute of it. It’s been really good getting in there and the challenge and the hard work about it.”
Robson has no doubt England can prevail in the five-match series.
Asked whether the hosts can win it, he replied: “There’s four Test matches left and it’s nil-all so definitely.
“Hopefully, as I said, we can get the ball rolling this week and a win at Lord’s would be a great way to start it all off.”