Steven Finn, Middlesex

James Harris is the cool England Under-19 opening bowler at the minute, on account of making a great start to his first-class career at the age of just 17. But here at King Cricket, we’re anything but cool, so we’re going for the other England Under-19 opening bowler, Steven Finn.

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Liam Plunkett, Durham

We think Liam Plunkett’s still worth watching. He’s 23 this week. It’s a little bit early to be discarding him. Ordinarily a promising young English seam bowler could expect to spend the winter with what was the England A team and is now the England Lions. Plunkett did so, but

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Joe Denly, Kent

Joe Denly or James Hildreth? Joe Denly or James Hildreth? Joe Denly’s nickname is ‘No Pants’. Decision made. Plus Joe Denly gets to open the batting with Rob Key. Spend any amount of time in Rob’s vicinity and a little bit of genius is bound to rub off. We managed

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Rikki Clarke, Derbyshire

Don’t laugh. We’ll admit it is a bit counter-intuitive, but we’re intrigued. Rikki Clarke was picked for England at a young age and while he didn’t disgrace himself, his bowling clearly wasn’t international standard, so he’s something of a figure of fun. Last year, both his batting and bowling aspired

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Cricketers to watch in 2008

It’s pretty much April and there aren’t many fixtures this week, so let’s get on with this season’s Ones To Watch. As usual, names will appear below as more are added throughout the week. We’ll give a little away by telling you who’s not appearing though. Mark Davies isn’t appearing,

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