19 July 2007

Selection rationale

Any ideas why England would select Stuart Broad originally as cover for Steve Harmison, then bring in Chris Tremlett as late cover given Matthew Hoggard's back spasm, but then pick Tremlett over Broad in the final XI?

Tremlett's well due a chance so I've got no problem with him being selected, but the rationale for his selection over Broad would be interesting to hear....

1 comment:

David said...

You beat me to it on this one! It makes no sense to me. Sure, Tremlett offers that pace and bounce option, causing the Indians some trouble in the recent Lions match. But Broad is a similar type of bowler, and anything Tremlett did in the Lions match, Broad did better (5-wicket haul and a fifty).

It didn't seem to make any sense in the context of the pre-match hype.