Originally Posted by Prince EWS
Haha yeah indeed. The second opening spot and the two non-Anderson seamers the only real debatable picks I guess. The latter probably depends on whether you think Broad has declined or was just struggling with injury/poor form in India. I do think Southee is better than Finn but with him being so similar to Anderson and Broad, picking Finn as the third seamer makes sense. I'm a Compton fan so I'd pick him ahead of Root and McCullum but I'm sure you'll get some opposition to that as well.
Yeah, the Finn selection is the really debatable one since there are so many options... Southee, Onions, Tremlett. I'm sticking with Finn.
The problem I have with picking Southee in that team is that he was so bad for so long that I'm not convinced his recent good form is a complete turn around. This is going to be a big series for him to prove that recent form isn't just an aberration.