England cricketers: Then and Now
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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.