5. James Taylor. England

Another gutsy English talent, this lad from Nottingham has shown more than just glimpses of his talent and class more so in the One Day Format of the game. Having a forgettable debut against Ireland as early as in 2011, Taylor played for England once again only in 2014 against Sri Lanka. He turned out to be a revelation on tat Lankan tour as he scored 170 runs in 4 games at an average of 42.50. Making the English squad narrowly in the 2015 World Cup down under, Taylor did contribute in the world tournament better than many of his teammates as he scored 149 runs in the 6 games his country played before being eliminated. Taylor was dropped from a revamped English side looking for answers in the aftermath of their World Cup debacle. The Nottingham-shire and England Lions player forced his way back into the senior side after some handsome performances in county cricket. There was no looking back for Taylor since as he proved his worth with his scintillating maiden- match winning 103 at Manchester against Australia. He followed up his good run with 149 runs in 4 One Day games against Pakistan in the UAE later in the year at an average of 74.50. Aged 25, Taylor is emerging as a vital cog in the English cricket or even one to look out for in the coming years.


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