Top 5 Under-23 Cricketers who can be key players for England

  1. Daniel Bell Drummond

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Representing Kent, A 22-year-old, right-handed Kent batsman of great promise, he was still a teenager when his county captain Robert Key, stated that he had the talent to play 100 Tests. Last year he thrilled Canterbury with a 92 ball hundred against Australia. Also has highest of 171 off 139 in List A game. 2016 was another year of progress where he was able to improve his best score sharing a 200-run partnership with Tom Alsop in Colombo that was 3rd wicket record for the England Lions. In 2017 he shared a record 207 runs T20 opening partnership with Joe Denly against Essex.

 

  1. Liam Livingstone

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A promising all-rounder from Lancashire with only 22-year-old age, but already known as a destructive right-handed batsman. He is a potential all-rounder in the making too, as he also bowls leg break. He is capable of representing his country for a long time. The sense that Liam Livingstone is a dominating batsman who will end up a significant player in all three formats of the game. After a successful England Lions tour of Sri Lanka, he was called up him for the T20I series against South Africa.

 

  1. Ben Duckett

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From Northans, the 21-year-old left-handed opener played an explosive inning during England Lions recent 140-run victory over Sri Lanka A. Duckett has scored 220 not out off just 131 balls the ninth highest List A score ever. Earlier in the season, he also scored 282 not out for Northants against Sussex. He made Debut on Bangladesh Tour back in 2016; he started well there, has scored two half-centuries while England easily beat Bangladesh 2-1 in ODIs. His Test Career was technical glitch facing Indian Spinner Ravi Ashwin. Where he was unable to play half a bat away from pads, so later he was dropped after 2 Tests.

 

  1. Haseeb Hameed

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A real star in the making from Lancashire plays as Opener,  Hammad at the age of only 19 has risen through the England age groups at Under 15, 17 and 19 level. He debuted for Lancashire at 18-year-old against Glamorgan and scored a respectable 28. This season he scored 122 against Nottinghamshire bowling attack too that consist of Broad, Gurney and Tahir. He made his Test debut against India at Rajkot in 2016, where he scored a half-century on his debut itself. Apart from that 82 at Rajkot, he battled scoring unbeaten 59 in Mohali where he suffered a fractured finger. Later in 2017, he was injured for most of the time.

1.Tom Curran

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Born in Cape Town and representing Surrey the 21-year old all-rounder and son of Late former County player Kevin Curran,  is one of two brothers and one of the cricketing stories of last summer. Curran took the most wickets in Div Two 76, the same number as Mark Footitt, who also won a call-up to England’s tour of South Africa. He made ODI and T20I debut against South Africa and marked himself as a valuable performer. Later his shattering spell of the reverse swing where he too five-for helps England steal a thrilling win. He has recently been picked up by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

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