Here, the PA news agency looks at runners and racers to step into Somerset men’s shoes.
Became England’s youngest Test debutant when he was in the spotlight against Pakistan in December. At just 18 years and 126 days on the pitch in Karachi, he won five to 48 in the second half. two and two more in the first half. Having impressed with the bat more than the ball for Leicestershire in the LV=Insurance County Championship this season, there have been just six hits in as many games for an average of 54.16.
A long shot, but one for the romantics. Moeen, 35, has plenty of white experience in England, with 195 Trials championships and plenty of memorable moments. Now retired from red-ball cricket, which might seem like a reasonable setback, but Brendon McCullum nearly lured him back to Pakistan last winter and could be tempted to reopen competitions. discuss a final assignment.
Another debuting player in Pakistan, the Surrey man is still best known for his aggressive batting and top-notch strikes against the white ball. However, he would be an attractive option for McCullum and Ben Stokes based on his attacking approach during the game. His hiatuses have impressed head coach Gareth Batty, himself a former England spinner, and he would be an explosive choice at the lower level with the man. bat.
Knows the ropes with 14 Test caps and 36 hooks, and is known as Leach’s pupil at Taunton. Losing confidence during his last international stint and it feels like his play has faltered somewhat since moving to Yorkshire. Championship nine times in four Division Two appearances this term.
A trustworthy character with over 15 years of first-class experience. A regular England player in all competitions, but made only three appearances in the Test. By no means a mysterious spinner, but probably the closest similar alternative to Leach. As a staunch left-hander who can finish and cast extended spells, he can provide a useful respite for seam attack. An underrated hitter and hitter, too.
The 22-year-old Northern Irishman is highly rated and with recent form must have been marginally better than England Lions tourist Liam Patterson-White, who has struggled to make an impact for Nottinghamshire in this summer. Eliminated Cheteshwar Pujara twice in the seed XI match against India in 2021 and then enjoyed a one-on-one match against the great Virat Kohli. Still intact.