Zak Crawley Kent, 21
A more aggressive opener than Sibley, Crawley has made only three first-class centuries but has impressed in all three formats this season. A graduate of Kent Cricket Academy, Crawley plays in the stylish, classical way often associated with players from the Garden of England. Crawley’s career strike rate of 59 in first-class cricket indicates a player who can counterpunch against the new ball. England’s selectors will have to debate whether Crawley is ready for international cricket just yet.