Game Changer

George is another talented youngster coming through at Edgbaston. Still only 19, he has been on the England pathway and played for England Under 19s against Sri Lanka last August only for injury to curtail his involvement with the national squad during the winter.

In the Bears academy since the age of 14, George, who represented Shrewsbury in the Birmingham League and was captain off Shrewsbury School's first XI, is a seam-bowling all-rounder who generates good pace and bounce and swings the ball away.

He can also deliver game-changing contributions with the bat, making him an interesting selection option in all formats, not least the NatWest T20 Blast.