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Are England ready?

Having faced little spin in the warm-ups, are England in danger from India's 'mystery' spinners? Plus, will England go fitness first or risk Finn and Broad? (32:41)

Producer: Tom Kingham

November 13, 2012

Posted by simon_w on (November 14, 2012, 23:16 GMT)

When people talk about "mystery" spinners, the suggestion is that you can't tell what they're going to bowl, not that they have a kind of delivery which no-one understands or has seen before. Jarrod says Ajmal's not a mystery spinner, he just has the off-break, the doosra, the karom ball (etc.), and you can't tell which one he's bowling... Sounds like mystery spin to me...

Jarrod's point about Mendis and his "antenna" (read: tell) making him effectively useless is what proves the point - he no longer offers any mystery!

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