May 27, 2010

English cricket

Steven Finn should play in the Ashes

Nitin Sundar

David Lloyd previews the first Test between England and Bangladesh in his skysports.com blog. He reposes a lot of faith in Steven Finn, who is a shoo-in for his Ashes starting eleven.

Steven Finn should be exciting to watch and I'd have him in my team for the first Test match in Brisbane. He's a perfect player for that environment and a lot of people are saying he's reminiscent of Glenn McGrath. It would be ideal for England if he could get anywhere near as good as that.

He has worked under Angus Fraser at Middlesex, who has obviously drilled the disciplines of bowling into him. Fraser is a terrific man and worked incredibly hard on his fast bowling.

Now when you hear Finn speak you hear plenty of "Fraser-isms" such as hard work, discipline and not giving anything away. The rewarding thing is you get rewards for hard work.

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