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Dom Bess: Uncapped spinner found out about Test call-up in IKEA

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Bess has taken 63 wickets in 16 first-class matches; while he hit 92 with the bat in his last match for SomersetOne minute he was having an argument over a sofa in IKEA, the next he was getting called up to play for England.Tuesday afternoon was certainly eventful for Somerset off-spinner Dominic Bess.The 20-year-old was handed his first Test call-up by England's new national selector Ed Smith, ahead of next week's first Test against Pakistan at Lord's.
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"Ed Smith rang me, I didn't have his number and I was thinking of finishing the argument first and then moving on to the phone call but my girlfriend said to pick it up as it could be England."I've started buying a house and am currently getting calls from random numbers so I thought it might be one of them."I can't quite believe it yet, it really hasn't sunk in. I'm lost for words almost."
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The first Test at Lord's starts on 24 May and the second at Headingley on 1 June.Bess replaces Somerset team-mate and left-arm spinner Jack Leach, who broke a thumb on Monday."I saw him when he broke his thumb, we are very good mates so I was gutted for him and I didn't really think of anything for it for me," added Bess. England squad for first Test: Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dominic Bess.
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