ESSEX bowler Jamie Porter has received his first international call-up to the England Test squad.

Porter has been named in England’s 13-man squad for the first Test against India, which will take place at Edgbaston next week.

Porter, 25, was the leading wicket-taker in the County Championship in 2017, with his 75 scalps at 16.82 propelling Essex to their first top flight title in 25 years.

The seam bowler has impressed once again this season and enjoyed stints with the England Lions squad.

And national selector Ed Smith was full of praise for Porter.

Smith said: “Jamie Porter has been the outstanding seam bowler in the County Championship over the past three seasons.

“He also impressed for the Lions versus India A last week.

“With his resilience and appetite for wicket-taking, Jamie fully deserves his elevation to the England Test squad.”

Porter’s Essex team-mate Alastair Cook has also been named in the squad, which will compete in England’s 1,000th Test match.

England and India will play five Tests in six weeks, with the Edgbaston fixture followed by matches at Lord's (August 9), Trent Bridge (August 18), The Ageas Bowl (August 30) and The Oval (September 7).