Dom Bess is hoping to build on the platform he has set himself after a progressive year in Test Cricket with England.

Yorkshire’s new off-spinning all-rounder played in eight of the nine Tests played by Joe Root’s side in 2020, whilst no other specialist spinner played a game.

Bess claimed 16 wickets and scored 121 runs, with a best of 5-51 in the third Test of four at Port Elizabeth in South Africa in January.

The 23-year-old contributed to a trio of series wins – away in South Africa and at home against West Indies and Pakistan.

Bess has today received an expected call-up for a two-Test tour to Sri Lanka in the New Year (Tests played between January 14-26), alongside county colleagues Root and Jonny Bairstow.

There is then a four-match series against India in India, played between February 5 and March 8.

“It’s a big winter. Sri Lanka, playing India away as well,” said the ex-Somerset man, who recently signed a four-year contract to move to Emerald Headingley.

“It will be a big statement if I go well out there and will show the hard work I’m putting in is really paying off.

“There will be some tough times out there because I will hopefully be playing against some of the world’s best players in their home conditions.

“But I’m 23, and it can only make me better.

“As a spinner, you have to play a lot of cricket to be a smart spinner. And I think I’m on my way there. I just have to get those experiences under my belt.”

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