Picking an England Test XI Using Only Exciting Players

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Picking an England Test XI Using Only Exciting Players
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England's current Test team are boring right? So said Darren Lehmann last year after his Australian team lost the Ashes but went on to extract a comprehensive revenge over the winter.

And, judging from the first Test of this summer against Sri Lanka, the nerve-shredding last couple of hours aside, Alastair Cook and Peter Moores have plenty of work ahead to shake off that tag.

So, let's help them out. Here's a hypothetical exciting XI that England could pick should they want to spice things up. 

How do you think they'd go? Would they score 400-plus runs in no time at all and take control of games? Or do they lack the patience that is required to be successful over five days of cricket?

*Please note, for the sake of clarity, no current England players were considered for this team. But the likes of Chris Jordan, Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Matt Prior and Ian Bell could easily grace this XI.

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