- Jun 4, 2012
Yeah, and on top of that, Ali gives his wicket away in a sequence of ridiculous ways.Ali has been useless. I much prefer leg spinners to off anyway, but the one real benefit of an off spinner is that they should be able to bowl more consistently and hold an end down to build pressure. Ali hasn't. Rashid is less controlled but at least he poses a threat, Ali is neither posing a threat or building pressure. This pitch was turning square for Lyon so it's not an unthreatening wicket but the fact that Root has posed more of a threat and bowled better is ridiculous.
Sadly, I very much doubt that England will look at bringing two new bowlers in for the next test.