The Flying (home) Finn!?

Just three overs into England’s tour of India,  woe struck as Steven Finn limped off against India ‘A’ clutching his thigh, his face visibly contorted as he yelled the words “sic semper tyrannis“, whilst Englishmen across the globe did nothing until they checked the Guardian for news later that day; an act which provoked dark mutterings and a shake of their heads.

Looking at the day’s scorecard, it is generally bleak viewing for the English bowlers. ‘A’ finished on 369-9 with Tiwary (93), Mukund (73) and Yuvraj (59) all contributing half centuries, although Tim Bresnan picked up 3-59 plus a run-out. Those figures might have been improved again had Samit Patel held onto a chance off Yuvraj’s first ball. Whilst it might be unfair to compare the slow, un-agile left arm spinner who drops important catches to Monty Panesar, at least Monty has an air of comedic uselessness about him – Patel’s terribleness still disappoints me.

Although further news is yet to be officially released on the prospects of Finn taking further part in the tour, the wrong’un can confirm that twitter is a great source for information and news about Finn from Glee.

I can’t wait until this joke finn-ishes

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2 Responses to The Flying (home) Finn!?

  1. joealder88 says:

    You seem to have kind of mixed feelings about Patel… First of all in your predicted lineups ( nice one, by the way), you pick Morgan above him, then you criticise his fielding. However you commented on my blog stating that Patel is the best option at six! What’s happened between you’re blog and comment! No offense intended.

    • You’re absolutely right. To be perfectly honest, one day I wake up and think Morgan ought to be given another run in the side, the next I think Patel looks good, then I think it is unfair on Bairstow to drop him after his knock against the Saffers. Then the way Compton has started the tour it might still be a case of 2 of them playing (Trott opening, Bell at 3), in which case I’d still struggle to find one to drop (maybe as Morgan didn’t push on to three figures today and has already not done much in Tests, he’d be viewed as the weak link?). With Patel’s form (currently on 40* after his century the other day) I think he’ll get the nod – but I’ll probably change my mind again later. I still don’t like his fielding or rate his bowling – though you’re right about part-time spinners – they’re better than no option at all. KP vs Yuvraj is testament to that.

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