Keaton Jennings, the 24-year-old former South African making waves in international cricket, is now even being touted as a future captain of the England side.
The former national u-19 captain on Tuesday was confirmed as skipper of the England Lions – the feeder team to the national side – for their tour to Sri Lanka.
“Keaton has impressed everyone with his batting and his leadership,” said James Whittaker, a national selector, in a statement.
“He was also captain on the Lions’ recent one-day tour in the UAE.”
Jennings clearly wasn’t spooked by that responsibility and even scored a century in his first game as the second-stringers’ captain.
“The Sri Lanka tour offers him the chance to gain further captaincy experience as well as playing some high-quality cricket in different and challenging conditions,” said Whittaker.
Jennings is expected to end England’s disastrous Test series against India as the side’s opener after scoring a memorable century on debut last week.