England is playing with four front line right arm fast bowlers in the World Cup 2015 that is going on Down Under presently.
This is not a bad move given those four are England’s best bowlers, but, each one of them are swing bowlers and they bowl with more or less the same speed. So, it’s a bit of a one dimensional bowling combination.
If a batsman gets on a move, you need something different to upset him, but, the Three Lions are missing that.
They are not even playing with a specialist spinner. They have one in their ranks, that is, James Tredwell, but, he has mostly been carrying the drinks on the tour so far.
The part timer Moeen Ali has been exposed a little bit on the true Australian pitches. He has played in the hands of the batsmen by trying to bowl flat.
England will have to reassess their bowling combination very quickly. They would probably now be regretting not picking Harry Gurney, the left arm seam bowler. He could have brought some versatility in English bowling.
Gurney is a limited over specialist and knows how to bowl at death. He was actually very close to being selected, but, one bad series against Sri Lanka last year saw him losing his place in the squad.
England probably needs to get Chris Jordan in on Steven Finn’s place in the playing XI. Jordan is also a right arm quickie, but, he is a bit pacier and he hits the pitch.
Some people might say that it would a bit harsh on Finn to be dropped as he has a couple of fifers off late, but, the numbers don’t always tell the true story in Cricket.
He definitely has those wickets to his name, Finn, but, by no means has he bowled as well as he should have.