Im not going to go into the current side and the rights and wrongs of certain selections.
I just wanted to have a look at what else was available.
What I did was set criteria based on Domestic List A performances that I would want English players to meet and tried to see how long the list of candidates that fulfilled the criteria would be.
I had no idea how many players would make the list.
- Stats from the last 2 season used to show consistency
- Strike rate min of 80 in both the last 2 seasons. Need to be able to score quickly off Domestic attacks if you want to do it at International level
- At least 1 century in each season. Ability to play a big, matchwinning innings rather than just cameos.
- Average of over 35 in both of the last 2 seasons. Showing consistency and I believe 35 should be a rough approx. of the min. International calibre players should achieve
In all honesty, I didnt think the qualifying targets were that difficult to meet. And they weren't for foreign players.
The English Players List
Thats it, thats the list