Originally Posted by Goughy
Yes, but to be honest I could trouble international batsmen every now and again. Its hardly the basis for an international career.
The fact is, he is not a very good bowler at the international level. He averages less than 3 wickets a game during his FC career (119 in 43 games). He is not a wickettaking bowler in the slightest and a bowler a captain finds hard to trust.
His attributes that you mention (non of which are that dramatically impressive) hide the fact that people are not foucusing on what makes a good bowler. If economy, pressure and accuracy or wickettaking ability are not mentioned when talking about the bowler then the bowler isnt very good. What is his job in the team? Look good or take wickets and keep runs down?
His action is also horrible. He forces everything with his right side. This makes his body pivot and dip leading to the ball coming our like a scatter gun. Basically, he 'shoulders' the ball and that really affects accuracy.
He has done nothing to deserve his place and nothing to keep it.
Not much I can say in reply to that TBH. Like I said, you know far more about the art of bowling than I do, and on something like this I'd probably back your opinion over my own.
It's not like I've been especially impressed with anything Saj has done since that one spell, I was just holding onto some vain hope that he might not turn out a complete waste of space.