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England struggled to make impact on the first day of the Trent Bridge Test as the pitch offered no help to their traditional strength - their seamers. However, Simon Hughes, in the Daily Telegraph, says that England's experienced bowlers could have experimented with pace variations a little more.
Change of pace is a bowling option England have rarely embraced in Test cricket. It is a strange omission considering the number and variety of slower balls they purvey in one-day matches, and one that exasperates bowling coach David Saker. Broad and Anderson have at least two different slower cutters at their disposal - required to inhibit big-swinging batsmen - yet overlook them in Test matches. The pre-match planning never factors it in.
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