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Tuesday, 19 October, 1999, 11:42 GMT
The new faces of English cricket
England selectors have pledged to bring some new blood in to the team

Nasser Hussain and his fellow selectors have promised to revamp England's flagging Test team.

The first step in the captain's revolution, following the series defeat by New Zealand, was to bring in a number of new faces for the tour of South Africa.

BBC News Online talked to four of these up-and-coming players who have been handed the task of reversing national fortunes, as well as the man in charge of developing the tyros on the England A tour.

He may already have been touted as a "future England captain", but it is a case of first things first for Michael Vaughan.

The Yorkshire opener needs to rediscover his best form after a poor county season - and he says he is determined to build on his experience with the A team last winter.
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Just a few months ago, Gavin Hamilton was playing for Scotland.

But after a series of impressive displays in the World Cup the all-rounder has now switched sides and insists there is no debate about where his allegiances lie.
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Opener Darren Maddy is determined to build on the one Test appearance he already has under his belt.

After claiming silverware with Leicestershire, he is that rare breed of Englishman - one who is used to winning.
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He may only be 20, but Graeme Swann says he knew he would be selected for the South African tour.

Some have accused the Northants spinner of over-confidence - but others insist it is about time a confident figure was brought into the England team.
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Mark Alleyne has been handed the job of helping to develop the next generation of Test players.

The England A captain tells News Online about his objectives for the tour of Bangladesh and New Zealand.
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