Are England only now topping the test ratings because less international cricketers are playing county cricket?

For the past century top test international cricketers have always been invited by English county teams to play county cricket in England. This has obviously disadvantaged the England test team because we have allowed international cricketers to accustom to English conditons and learn how to play here. Now that... show more For the past century top test international cricketers have always been invited by English county teams to play county cricket in England. This has obviously disadvantaged the England test team because we have allowed international cricketers to accustom to English conditons and learn how to play here. Now that international players are being enticed by T20 contracts around the world, international players no longer know how to handle English conditions and the battlefield is even. England have won every home series under Strauss and Flower and shot to no1 in the world.
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