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Cricket: I'd switch colours for Test chance

Warwickshire new boy William Porterfield says he would surrender the Ireland captaincy if he had a realistic chance to play Test cricket for England.

The former Gloucestershire batsman has skippered Ireland since 2008, but they have failed to acquire Test status.

"It would obviously be a nice situation to be in if you're getting the call," Porterfield said. "I'm looking to play Test cricket so I think it's a call you'd be doing well to turn down."

The 26-year-old agreed a three-year contract to move up to Edgbaston earlier this week and is looking to follow batsmen Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott into the five-day game.

Irish Independent