England’s chance to stay the No. 1 in the future will be largely dependent on England’s spin especially in future Asia tours, where the wickets heavily favour spin. Graeme Swann has been arguably the best spinner England has seen for years. He may have had a quite winter but he has been over the past few years, undoubtedly the best and most reliable spinner in the world. This article will look at what alternatives England have when Swann eventually retires or gets injured.
The main 3 future prospects are Borthwick, Briggs and Tredwell:
Scott Borthwick: Scott Borthwick aged 21 will be aiming to continue his
performance with both bat and ball to help Durham achieve great things
this season. The amazing leg-spinner enjoyed a great season in 2011,
taking 37 wickets and scoring 470 runs from 30 matches across all three
formats that the county season holds.
Borthwick’s got his first
senior five-wicket haul in the LV= County Championship clash at Sussex,
also this earned him international recognition.
Borthwick is best known for his bowling but he will definitely be aiming to improve batting to get into a All-Rounder star.
Danny Briggs: With Danny Brigg’s birthday in just 8 days, this slow
left arm orthodox spinner, progressed through Hampshire's
Academy system, while additionally playing for Ventnor Cricket Club on
the Isle of Wight. He made his first team debut for Hampshire in the
2009 Friends Provident Trophy Vs Nottinghamshire at the Rose Bowl.
has been a key player for Hampshire and has been continually been
looked at by the England selector’s and should make a breakthrough on
to the international scene in the next few years.
Tredwell: Tredwell is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break
bowler, Tredwell has played his entire career at Kent. He made his
debut in the 2001 season, just nine days before his first appearance
for England Under-19s. Tredwell is highly rated by the England