Who Are The Top 3 Young English Test Cricketers?

Jofra Archer perhaps the best of the young English Test Cricketers with Sam Curran and Chris Silverwood 2019

Who Are The Top 3 Young English Test Cricketers?

The England test cricket side has been gifted with many young talents having great potential to be long term replacements of veterans like Sir Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson.

These young English cricketers have proven their mettle against top-quality oppositions in the toughest conditions.

But who are the top 3 young English test cricketers to watch out for?

1. Ollie Pope –  #1 Rated in English Test Cricketers

Ollie Pope from Surrey County Cricket Club scores a century versus South Africa 2020. One of the best English Test Cricketers.
PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA – JANUARY 17: Ollie Pope of England celebrates his maiden Test century during Day Two of the Third Test between South Africa and England at St George’s Park on January 17, 2020 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Ollie Pope has a staggering average of 61 in First-Class cricket and has 9 centuries to his name in only 56 innings. He did not have a great debut vs India but showed his class against New Zealand at Hamilton with a gritty 75.

However, his breakthrough series was against South Africa where he amassed 266 runs in only 3 matches at an average of 88.67 including two fifties and a century vs a star-studded Proteas bowling attack in their backyard. He could be a major threat to The Windies in the upcoming test series.

 

2. Jofra Archer

The most potential among young English Test Cricketers in 2020.
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 18: England bowler Jofra Archer celebrates with Jos Buttler after taking the wicket of David Warner during day five of the 2nd Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord’s Cricket Ground on August 18, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The most potential among English Test Cricketers

Right after his heroics in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, he was picked in the English test side. Jofra Archer debuted in the 2nd Ashes Test at the Lord’s. He went on to pick 22 wickets in only four tests against the mighty Aussies. He seemed off the charts in New Zealand but came back strongly against South Africa, picking 6 wickets at Centurion.

His domestic numbers are amazing with 166 wickets in only 36 First-Class matches at an outstanding average of 24. He will be hoping to emulate his Ashes form against The Windies.

Also, Read – Top 3 West Indies Cricketers to Look Out For

 

3. Dominic Sibley

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – JANUARY 06: England batsman Dominic Sibley celebrates after reaching his maiden Test century during Day Four of the Second Test between South Africa and England at Newlands on January 06, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Dominic Sibley was the best batsman in 2019 County Championship season by a country mile. He scored 1324 runs in 12 games at an average of 69.68 including five centuries. He scored 349 runs more than the 2nd highest run-getter, Gary Ballance. After such a brilliant county season he got a call up from the national side to open the batting.

His 133 not out vs South Africa at Cape Town in the third innings of the test match is perhaps the highlight of his career to date. He showed no mercy to the likes of Rabada and Philander and helped England to secure their first victory at Newlands since 1957.

He is a strong leg-side player with loads of patience. The Windies will be hoping to get his wicket early on else he can cause a lot of trouble.

These are the top 3 young English test cricketers. They are likely to perform well and have great careers for England Cricket.

But can they step up against the West Indies?

 

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