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Still, Cook and Anderson have been only two of England-produced gun talents in recent years. There's probably more, but it does kinda pale in comparison to other countries.
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My original point was that County Cricket was more good for refining talents rather than producing them - plenty of players have become better cricketers for experience there (Hussey, Swann and Pietersen three obvious examples). My point descended into bull**** though as I forgot about the fact that England has produced plenty of quality players, particularly recently.
Swann was produced by the English system as well though?
He didn't make his test debut until he was 29 though.....that was part of my original point.
I'm guessing morgie's talking about a lack of "exciting" young talent, forgetting that the likes of KP, Anderson, Bell and Cook were all at one point exciting talents in their early 20s. If we don't appear to have produced many exciting batsmen in particular over the last 5-6 years then it's because the generation that debuted between 2004 and 2006 have been so bloody good.
God these statements about production of young talent have ground my gears lately. ****s with no knowledge of other countries ****s just assume other countries have less talent than their own because they haven't heard of them. It was especially bad the other day with the South Africa-England nationalistic dick waving.
No ****, it just means you don't read outside your own country.
Just because England have a relatively settled side it doesn't mean there is nothing in County Cricket.
It's just the old idea of England having orthodox and boring cricketers throughout their ranks.
The same people who believe that feed their misconceptions with guys like Trott, while conveniently forgetting blokes like Flintoff ever existed.
Wouldn't be crowing about that list of names at all just yet. Just because you can name a number of county players, doesn't mean they're good, or more importantly, will be any good at international level.
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