Originally Posted by Cabinet96
Patel is a top 7 batsmen, not a player primarily to get wickets.
If you went in with Panesar over Patel, you'd have Bres at 7 and Broad at 8. For a side whose main concern is their dodgy batting in Asia, that's a heck of a long tail.
I'd rather the latter.
I know Patel got a century the other day, but usually his batting is awful. Don't fancy him sticking around long at all.
I like to pick the better spinner and that is clearly Monty.
Patel slightly strengthens the batting, but the main job of the spinner is to take wickets!