Originally Posted by Goughy
Well its the argument againt 5 bowlers. There just are not enough overs for 5 bowlers to be used fully (I know England only bowled for 2 sessions in this particular case) and if you are looking to take wickets why would you go for your 5th choice bowler (Im putting Anderson ahead of Saj) ahead of your main 2 or 3?
There is little logic behind bowling a bowler you think gives you less chance of taking a wicket ahead bowlers you think are better.
By their very nature, a 5th bowler is not as highly regarded as a 1,2,or 3 and its hard to find any point in the game where you would prefer a lesser bowler bowling than a better one.
Top-post, sums up my feelings on the five bowlers vs four bowlers issue perfectly - particularly given the ongoing argument from some the Freddie needs to bat at 6 rather than 7 so you can include Saj Mahmood in the team. I've put it in my sig tla...