Harry Brook has flown out to New Zealand with the England Under 19s ahead of their forthcoming one-day World Cup campaign, and a Yorkshire team-mate expects him to shine as both captain and batsman.
Like Brook, Jonny Tattersall has also captained the Under 19s, albeit not in a World Cup.
In fact, Tattersall and Brook are two of three current or former England Under 19s skippers in the present Yorkshire squad. The other, Azeem Rafiq, who captained in the 2010 World Cup in New Zealand when Joe Root played.
Batsman Brook is the man charged with leading England’s bid for a second title in 12 attempts – they first won it in 1998 when Rob Key and Graeme Swann both played.
They came close in early 2014 when they were beaten semi-finalists in the UAE when Yorkshire quartet Will Rhodes, Josh Shaw, Matthew Fisher and Tattersall were all involved.
Although Rhodes, now at Warwickshire, captained that campaign, Tattersall briefly undertook leadership duties in the build-up.
And Brook’s fellow White Rose batsman Tattersall said: “I had the privilege of doing it over here in a series against Pakistan in 2013 as well as a couple games against county second-teams, including Yorkshire.
“I did one game against Pakistan here and then against the UAE in Sharjah before Will Rhodes took over for the World Cup.
“It’s a great opportunity captaining your country at any level, and I’m sure Harry will take immense pride from it.
“To play in a World Cup against the best players in his age-group from all over the world will be massively beneficial to him.
“He’ll take a lot from it and hopefully bring it back to help us get better at Yorkshire.
“Harry’s been playing really well.
“He had a great summer with the seconds and got his opportunity with the firsts in the County Championship.