Originally Posted by theegyptian
zzz, i know im going against the general notion and he has been erratic... but compared to a load of bowlers england bring through he has a much higher potential peak.
He can bowl easily high eighties with a good action, gets conventional and reverse swing, and has a wealth of variations. He also has completely the right attitude. Always wanting to bowl regardless of game situation and with a passion for the game.
No doubt he was expensive but he also bowled at the start during powerplays and the last 2(out of 3) overs of the innings. More than anybody he had the toughest of the jobs during the WC
Look at the alternatives.
Chris Woakes - early 80's with no variation. easily hittable. but decent batsman although not outright hitter
James Anderson - Worse career international T20 record than Dernbach. Bowls mid 80's length balls. goes to pieces when hit.
Tim Bresnan- Another worse record than Dernbach. Bowls too many balls sliding down leg at medium pace.
So who would you replace Dernbach with?
You seem to be missing the point. Dernbach is ****. The only reason he has a better record is because he had a honeymoon period before everyone in international cricket worked out his slower balls. If he actually bowled properly he could be an asset, but he doesn't. He bowled one very good over against Sri Lanka and then reverted to his usual shower, spraying the ball everywhere at 70mph. Doesn't matter if he has potential or not, he's **** and so shouldn't be anywhere near the national side.