Former England fast bowler Steve Harmison has suggested Adam Lyth should be “in the conversation” for a Test recall this summer, speaking on talkSPORT’s Following On podcast.
The Yorkshire captain has been in fantastic nick in the first few weeks of the County Championship season, helping his side move to second in Group 3 with two wins and a draw.
Lyth has been flourishing at the top of the order as well, hitting 488 runs at an average of 97.60 including two centuries in the first three games of the season – meaning only Durham’s David Bedingham (565) has scored more.
The opener has seven Tests under his belt, having made his debut against New Zealand in 2015 and played in the 2015 Ashes triumph, but has not featured since the final game of that series against the Aussies.
Nearly six years later, Lyth is flying in the County Championship and Harmy has suggested the 33-year-old is someone that England should be looking at ahead of the summer.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s Following On podcast, he said: “I hope he’s in the conversation. He was part of the Ashes 2015 squad when he was brought in and made his debut.
“I played alongside Lythy he’s a great kid, a fantastic character. Good guy to have around and somebody that has that Yorkshire grit about him.
“Again, I go back to Sam Robson and I’ll say it many times over the course of the next five or six weeks. These players get picked very early and down get looked at again because they seem to get discarded.
“A lot of occasions they’re actually better players when they’ve been discarded. Adam Lyth looks as though he’s having a very good season – 488 runs at an average of 97.”