Scott Borthwick close to England recall after Nick Compton fails again

• Nick Compton’s lean run continues against Sri Lanka at Lord’s
• Scott Borthwick understood to be first choice to replace misfiring No3

Scott Borthwick is line for an England recall against Pakistan next month, with the Durham left-hander understood to be the preferred choice should Nick Compton fail to save his place in the second innings of the Lord’s Test with Sri Lanka.

Compton went into the match under pressure following a lean start to the season and was caught behind for one on an opening day in which Alastair Cook’s side reach 279 for 6 by stumps, having won the toss, following an unbeaten 107 from their in-form wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow.

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