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Alastair Cook played for England under-15. This lad was to go on and captain England in the future © Getty Images

As England take on India in the second Test at Lord’s, the spotlight will be on their star players to make an impact on the game. In this gallery, we will see what some of England’s leading cricketers and most recognisable sportspersons used to look like back before they were famous.

The likes of Andrew Flintoff, Michael Atherton, Marcus Trescothick, James Anderson, Darren Gough, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, James Tredwell, Andrew Strauss, Liam Plunkett, Simon Jones, Steve Harmison, Ryan Sidebottom, Ian Bell, Jade Dernbach, Monty Panesar, and Moeen Ali all feature in the gallery. It is sometimes difficult to imagine these players as young boys, especially after getting used to seeing them play for their country as men.

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 6, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Galle

India tour of England 2014

Aug 7, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Manchester

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 9, 2014 (13:30 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 14, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Colombo

India tour of England 2014

Aug 15, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at London

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India tour of England 2014

Jul 27, 2014  at Southampton

England won by 266 runs

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 100 runs

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Jul 24, 2014  at Colombo

Match drawn

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 22, 2014  at Bulawayo

Afghanistan won by 2 wkts

Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe, 2014

Jul 20, 2014  at Bulawayo

Zimbabwe won by 8 wkts

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