Originally Posted by Son Of Coco
Not at all, just don't believe he has lived up to the hype. We heard about how much he'd turned into a match-winner last Ashes. Ho-hum.
If things have changed since then, then we'll see this time around.
Hes always been a match winner when the conditions have suited him even when he was a fresh face 20 year old. Have things changed since then? well he has a much greater command over swing bowling to the point where Id argue that when the ball is swinging he is the best in the world. The problem is when it isnt swinging, which is when he struggles to take wickets and that has not changed. However, over the summer hes been working on bowling the right lines and lengths even when the ball isnt swinging. So while he might not take wickets, at least he might be able to keep it tight. With Swann in the side, England can afford to have a bowler as mercurial as him who requires the right conditions to become threatening.