England's Young Talent

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England's Young Talent

I think we seem to criticise England a lot for their lack of run scoring and discipline, but the England team has a lot of good players coming through.

After the Ashes of 2005, cricket in England started to build because more young talent is coming through the England ranks. I believe, because of this new talent, England has a great future in cricket and their squad will keep building.

We have lots of new talent (I will only talk about a few). Such as Stuart Broad, Ravi Bopara, Alistair Cook and James Anderson.

Stuart Broad

He is 21 years of age. Broad is from Nottingham and has already represented England on a number of occasions. He took part in the recent series against New Zealand. He is playing exceptionally at the moment and could become a top class player.

Ravi Bopara

Ravi hasn't really put his stamp on England, but he is playing well at the moment for Essex. He is what England needs in an all rounder, and could maybe become the next Flintoff. He is still only 23 years of age.

Alistair Cook

Cook is a very accomplished, mature batsmen. He plays with a lot of experience even though he is only 24 years of age. Cook will become a regular in the England squad, especially when Strauss and Vaughan stop playing.

James Anderson

OK, he is probably not what you would call young but he has many years still in the game and is a top class bowler when his line and length is on target. He has brought swing back to the game of cricket and good luck to him.

He played outstandingly in the last Test of the series against New Zealand, taking a lifetime-best seven wickets in one innings. He will be a great cricketer.

Going off the subject of young talent, we still have a lot of good experience including Andrew Strauss, a great batsmen when on form; Michael Vaughan, a very good captain and batsman; Freddie Flintoff, when he is back; world-class spinner Monty Panesar and middle order batsman Collingwood.

Ian Bell is also a good batsman when on form. Lets also not forget KP, who I would say is England's best batsman and powered England home in the '05 Ashes.

I hope this proves England does have talent, old and new, and will give any international cricket team a great match, usually coming out on top.

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