Michael Vaughan is not too happy with the decision of the English selectors to call Simon Kerrigan back into the test team for the second test match against India which is going to be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.
As per Vaughan, Kerrigan has not developed enough to be given a run in international cricket especially after what he went through in his first test match against Australia in the home Ashes a few months back.
In the match that Vaughan is talking about, Kerrigan was smashed for plenty. Shane Watson had dismantled him completely by playing shots in all corners off his bowling.
It’s not about the number of runs that Kerrigan conceded there, it’s about the way he conceded them. It seemed he had no clue what he was doing. He was bowling it flat and short which was helping Watson even more in hitting boundaries.
Kerrigan was immediately dropped after that match and he deserved to be dropped actually. But, because of the lack of a good test match spinner in the country, the English selectors have no option, but, to give him another go and that’s why, they have included him in the squad for Lord’s.
Speaking in a cricket programme about Kerrigan’s inclusion in the England squad, Vaughan said, “I don’t know the reason behind that selection to be honest. Simon has not done wonders in domestic cricket of late and neither do the Indian batsmen have any obvious weakness against spin.
They, in fact, play spin with extreme comfort and if they decide to go after Simon, it might do some irreparable damage to the young bloke’s confidence.”
In the 3 test matches that England has played at home this summer, they have not gone with a specialist spinner in either of them.