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Finn - ealy lessons with the old ball.

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by broadblue (U14307763) 05 November 2010
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Good workout for England today which is good.

As a Broad supported Im chuffed he had a good start and this is a big confidence boost for him.

See a few people have posted saying Finn struggled alot. I think it highlights the problems with the old ball that we will face down under. Im sure Finn will improve, but i think this highlights the potential problem England will face. Is he mature enough/good enough to deal with using the old ball?

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comment by Ian (U10440805)

posted Nov 5, 2010

"Doesn't that show that the original selection was wrong? Bresnan should never have made the squad. His bowling isn't good enough."

Not really. If Anderson gets injured they have no swing bowling replacement, so Shazhad comes in ahead of Tremlett, say, who is a backup for Broad & Finn. Same as if Strauss gets injured - you'd call up an opening batsman rather than chuck Morgan in there and shuffle them around. Well, I would at least.

As far as Bresnan never making the original squad, yes I'd agree. My money would be on him only playing if they want to play two spinners so he'd probably not make it in even in the event of an injury.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

Have I missed something about a guy who has played 32 First Class matches, averages 32 and has managed one five wicket haul in all those games?

I remember Simon Jones but I can't workout the relevance of the reference to him.......

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posted Nov 5, 2010

"Fingers crossed. Nothing against Finn or Bresnan but Shahzad offers something different in skiddy, reverse swing. Remember Simon Jones?...."

Not Shahzad again! Please do not mention his name until this ashes tour is finished.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

aaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Simon Jones

If only you weren't made of glass!

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posted Nov 5, 2010

comment by paullakesknees (U13254364)
posted 27 Minutes Ago

I remember Simon Jones but I can't workout the relevance of the reference to him.......

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If you can't see the similarity then I can't help you.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

PLK

There is mark similarities between Shazad and Jones. I understand Shazad has had injury problems and hopefully fully fit will improve his wicket taking.

Remember though Flintoff was a very good bowler and he did not take 5 fers regularly, he was however the England bowler the opposition least liked to face.

In my opinion he potentially could be a very good bowler but is not ready for tests yet.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

GBoycottnut

Your dislike of Shahzad has become pathological. Try lying down in a darkened room of a month or two.
It may not help you, but a least we can debate sensibly about England during your absence.

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posted Nov 5, 2010

three slips

Ok, he's similar type of bowler but there the similarity ends. Maybe we can draw the comparison in a few years time but I have a feeling it won't happen for Shahzad.

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posted Nov 7, 2010

That's all I meant about similarity. I just have a worry that our attack is missing something in Australian conditions with Finn and Anderson potentially being too ineffective.....

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comment by Silk (U1717598)

posted Nov 8, 2010

I'm sorry, but Shahzad is 25 and is yet to take 100 First Class wickets.

To suggest that he should be in the England Ashes squad would seem to be based more on hope, than expectation. He may have had a decent summer, but there's nothing in his career to suggest he's a top class bowler.

Certainly not in the same league as Jones.

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