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Adam Lyth, England

Adam Lyth

Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth has followed in the footsteps of fellow Team GM member Joe Root, earning an England call-up on the back of heavy run-scoring for the White Rose.

Prolific at age-group level, and a capped 18 times by England Under-19s, Lyth made his first-class debut in 2007, the same season in which he earned his Yorkshire 2nd XI cap, when he featured in a pre-season match against Loughborough UCCE.

By the start of the 2008 season he was in the side as a permanent fixture and although he marked his debut with just seven runs in two innings against Durham, the runs began to come.

He had already made his one-day and Twenty20 debuts for the county and similarly established himself as a key part of the top order.

His maiden first-class century came against Nottinghamshire in 2008 and he scored three tons in a golden six-week spell in 2010.

Seven first-class centuries in 2014, a season in which he scored 1,619 runs in all, got him a chance to tour with England Lions and following that he was called up to join the full England squad in the West Indies.