Players to watch

I've been scanning cricinfo, and there are some interesting players which should feature some time in the future (averages are first class):

Ryan ten Doeschate. Nearly 27, this South African born player recently represented the Netherlands in the World Cup. He turned a few heads, and plays for Essex and Western Province. He has a first class batting average of 65.60. "Tendo" may one day play for South Africa or England.

Samit Patel. 22 years old, this English player is obviously from an Asian background. He's played on and off since 2002, and his batting average is currently 51.86 after 17 matches. This is pretty good for a 22 year old, especially since his early appearances were apparently forgettable. He may play for England one day.

Kyle Coetzer. 23 years old. Batting average 52.33 after ten matches. Scottish - so he could play ODIs for Scotland and maybe one day represent England.

Ryan McLaren. 24 years old, South African allrounder. 35 matches, batting average 31.00, 120 wickets at 24.37.

Yasir Arafat. What a great name! This guy has played 7 ODIs for Pakistan and will undoubtedly feature quite prominently in the next ten years for his country. At age 25, he has played 112 matches and scored 4060 runs at 26.88, and taken 473 wickets at 22.34. His strike rate is 39.16!

Naqqash Tahir. Age 23, English. 23 matches, 300 runs @ 20.00, 62 wickets @ 26.83.

Tim Bresnan. Age 22, English. 46 matches, 1117 runs @ 20.68. 119 wickets @ 32.15.

Zoheb Sharif. Age 24, English. 14 matches, 756 runs @ 44.47.

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