Originally Posted by tooextracool
Should think that the fact that the England side consists predominantly of right handers with the exception of the 2 openers may have also influenced that decision. Not to mention that the most influential batter in the side has a real weakness to left arm spin.
Doherty is not much of spinner of the cricket ball though, he pretty much depends on his arm-ball and straight delivery and predominantly bowls a flatter quickish tragectory.
As an Aussie fan would like to see him do well, but I would be pretty surprised if he troubles the English batsmen much, of course KP is the only exception there.