"The way he (Curran) played last week can give me the confidence to know I can do it", Pope told reporters at Lord's on Tuesday.
Coach Trevor Bayliss echoed England captain Joe Root's glowing praise for 20-year-old all-rounder Curran, although he acknowledged Stokes will be missed when England try to consolidate the 1-0 lead they earned so brilliantly in a thrilling series opener at Edgbaston. He has scored 684 Championship runs at a huge average of 85.50, including three centuries and a top score of 158 not out. He has reached a 1000 first-class runs in just 15 matches and is the first division's stand-out batsman this season with 684 runs at 85.
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We've both played a fair bit of county cricket now and things have gone on an upward spiral.
"You hear stories of some of the greats of the game, people like Alastair Cook".
"Hopefully I take my chance". "From the people I've spoken to, they've given me confidence". I had a flat tyre the day before so had to get a lift with a mate.
Asked if his experiences in Australia saw him go away a boy and return a man, Pope says: "That's a bit of a cliché!" I didn't feel like it was the first game of the year.
"I'd be lying if I said it wasn't a concern. losing plenty of wickets in quick succession", admitted Bayliss. "Four to six region, I don't think there's a massive difference in the way you play". That is the age when you don't see anything and just want to do well.
"Against this Indian side, where they bowl a lot of spin, there's not much difference between batting at four and six. When I bat at six sometimes I've been in the 10th over, other times I'm in for the second new ball", he added.