Originally Posted by bond21
i would only expect 1, maybe 2 of every player in all the teams to play at the top level, its a big step.
Brett Lee did, McCullum did(not too hard though for him)
Yeah only Adam Parore, arguably our best keeper ever, to compete with. No challenge at all.
EDIT: To elaborate on your post more, four years ago Taylor and Ryder were at U-19 level, as was Greg hay who will make the step up anytime now, so the U-19 system works, not idea on the numbers of U-19 players playing for other countries but the system works.
I do agree that whole U-19 teams won't make it, the age gap is alot wider in top grade cricket so theres players from many U-19 eras in the sides, but the numbers will vary from country to country, depending on the strength of the recent, current, and near future U-19 sides.
So in essence I've cancelled my argument out.