Who will be England Test cricketer number 690?
Silly Point has a go at guessing who will be next to don the Test whites (Or cream!) of England.
Will it be a player plucked from the county scene, a franchise star or a groomed England Lion?
Silly Point predicts that England’s next new Test cricketer will be… Jason Roy!
Whilst we’re at it, we may as well do ODIs as well.
Silly Point boldly predicts that England’s next debutante in One-Day International cricket will be… Jofra Archer!
In the past, some of England’s selections have been…. boggling! The days of picking rabbits out of hats seem in the distant past however. As for the team’s next new blood in T20Is, how about… Jamie Overton?
Such is both the competition and make-up of England’s current squads in each format, that it’s difficult to see how and where new players can sneak in. A recall for an already capped player wouldn’t necessarily be the backwards step that it would’ve been considered in the past, only an acknowledgement of England’s current riches.
Players such as Joe Clarke (Off-field activities) and Matthew Parkinson (Injury) would’ve been serious contenders but I was dissuaded due to their current circumstances. Of course they may yet be England’s next new caps!
Disclaimer: Please note that I’ve ignored players such as Joe Denly and Olly Stone who are uncapped at Test level but in the squad for the West Indies series. My selections are based on further ahead or if any other players are to be called up during said tour.