Originally Posted by pup11
This is what Sutherland said, and this is utter BS, I agree with what he said regarding Ponting, but seriously why can't he just chuck away his ego and accept that they made a mistake, the first step to solving a problem is accepting that you have a problem, but people who are running things in CA atm obviously live in their own cacoon world, where they think everything they do is right.
I think Sutherland defending the selection of 4 seamers based on having won in SA with the same sort of attack is pretty weak. If one follows that train of thought why then was Hauritz included at Cardiff, when most of us (myself included) assumed he'd be left out?
I do have more sympathy for him saying we read the pitch wrongly too (although admittedly Panesar's woeful form for Northants mitigated against him playing anyway), but it's precisely because the reading of pitches isn't an exact science that I advocate a spinner where possible for such eventualities as The Oval.