England’s transformation from the number one Test nation in the world to being trounced 5-0 by the Aussies down under has been hard to come to terms with.

A consistent starting XI that picked itself has been brought into question and the revolving door of the dressing room hasn’t made that transition any easier to bear.

A plethora of new Test caps have been awarded whilst England have experimented and searched for a new direction.

Now, Peter Moores has returned to the fold to assist captain, Alistair Cook.

Moores’ second stint in charge could see him offer reprieves to international representatives who have fallen out of favour in recent times.

Sometimes taking one step back can help facilitate a leap forward.

Some players who have failed in their previous England ventures could be in store for a second shot at Test cricket, providing they can prove themselves in the County Championship once again.

Plenty of names have yet to be permanently inked onto the England team sheet, meaning that there could be plenty of opportunities for players to either make their debuts - or long-awaited returns to the international stage.

Here is a countdown of five players who have either impressed in their previous performances for England, or who deserve a second chance to assert themselves in Test cricket.


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Nick Compton
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