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'Rankin and Finn unlikely to play in Adelaide'

ESPNcricinfo senior correspondent George Dobell reports from Alice Springs, where the possible candidates for England's third-seamer position failed to impress

ESPNcricinfo staff

November 30, 2013

Posted by   on (December 2, 2013, 6:46 GMT)

Part of the problem is Broad's inconsistency. We really need five bowlers - either Bresnan or Stokes should bat at 7 but Matt Prior's form is so poor at the moment. Or in place of Tim Tremlett whose heart doesn't really appear in it, somehow. Onions is probably not right for the conditions - but is James Anderson? Australia have resorted to desperate measures with their unpleasantness - it worked for their great team of ten years ago.

Posted by Rally_Windies on (December 1, 2013, 19:52 GMT)

yeah,,, this is what Happens when you follow the West Indian selection policy ....

this is what happens when you pick big tall strong guys because they are big tall and strong ... and not because they can bowl ...

Poor Graham Onions... Born too short so that no matter how much better he performs than these other lads, that he will never be selected .....

I am a West Indian and it does not please me to see other nations making the same mistakes ...

I mean Malcolm Marshall was a big strapped 6'6" man wasn't he ?

Posted by milepost on (December 1, 2013, 8:13 GMT)

Best of the shuttlecock brigade? May be Rock Paper Scissors to decide? Who's there second seamer lol?

Posted by   on (November 30, 2013, 13:04 GMT)

I guess, Finn is a better candidate for the job of third seamer. Wish i could see a better bowling unit in English Camp as in ashes 2005.

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