Former Hampton School student Zafar Ansari gave England’s cricket selectors a nudge he is closing in on another Test call after a winter of hard graft.

The 24-year-old bowled Surrey to their first County Championship Division One win of the season as his figures of 6-36 in 11.3 overs at the Oval helped bowl Nottinghamshire out in their second innings to give the hosts a 228-run triumph.

Former England U19 international Ansari, who has 113 first class wickets to his name, spent the winter in rehab after injuring his hand fielding last season on the day he was named in the England squad to tour the UAE.

His form is such that Surrey skipper and ex-England Test bowler, Gareth Batty rates him as the best young spinner in the country and he was named man of the match – smashing 34 not out and taking two wickets – as Surrey beat Middlesex in the T20 Blast last Friday.

But Ansari, who has played for Surrey Championship Premier Division side Weybridge in the past, is just pleased to be back doing what he does best.

“I feel as ready as I ever have done,” said the left armer after Wednesday’s win.

“Going into Test cricket is a step up obviously and it’s a challenge, but I feel like my game’s in a pretty good place.

“I feel like I’m close to where I was at my best last year, which given that break is relatively surprising and nice.”

Teddington batsman Dawid Malan has been named in the England T20 squad to play Sri Lanka on July 5.