It does seem an coincidence that 'foreign' players or players with a 'foreign connection' are the one's making it to the top ?
I mean for example Dawid Malan is as thick an Afrikaans name and surname as there is. Afrikaaners don't exactly like 'Red Necks'.
But eventhough he was born in England, it was to South African parents and he came back to school at an Afrikaans school called Paarl Boys High where came through the Boland system but yet been involved in England performance squads before.
I'm not attacking here but Strauss and Pietersen are Afrikaans surnames so my old man and I always have a good laugh when we saw these Afrikaans surnames in an England batting line-up.