England players to watch

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Even beyond our own knee-high standards, our 2009 county cricketers to watch have come good.

Liam Plunkett is in England’s winter Test squad and has therefore proven himself an obdurate and pleasing stain on the second-favourite T-shirt that is England cricket – possibly a turmeric-based stain that could be around for some time. That may sound disparaging unless you read the article linked to from his name. Plunkett was also representing Sajid Mahmood to a degree and Saj is in the one-day squad.

Steven Davies is in England’s Test squad and might one day get a post where we don’t liken him to a spreadsheet.

Things other than spectral badger visitation have happened to Adil Rashid already this year and he’s also in both England squads.

Tim Bresnan is taking tiny steps towards making his surname convey all sorts of emotions when used in isolation after getting selected in England’s one-day side.

If you’re starting to think that we know what we’re talking about, you can get that idea out of your head right now. Knowing what you’re on about is resolutely NOT what this site is about. This site is actually about repeatedly picking Will Jefferson as a player to watch almost solely because he’s very tall.


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  1. Just to save the selectors, or indeed anyone, the trip, can I just assure everyone that there is no-one to watch at Gloucestershire.

  2. Ha! KC – Despite having 3 players on your list Durham survived your shabby attempt at nobbling the competition and went on to win the Championship.

    Liam Plunkett: durable, pleasing and much taller than you’d expect – yes I’d watch him anyday.

  3. But Luke Wright? Was he anyone’s pick ever for the test squad?

    His one day bowling has been forgettable. His batting has been unremarkable. So for his first get ups on the international stage who exactly has he impressed to be chosen in the test squad?

  4. Ahh, the feeling of emotion when a player’s name is mentioned. As an Oz fan, my emotions when I hear Johnson’s name range from joy to ‘where’s me gun?”

    Bresnan will never take you to either place.

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