Originally Posted by Richard
He can't possibly be successful just because he's different.
The second part makes much more sense.
Strangely, I find myself agreeing with Richard. It's like saying that every team needs a left arm seamer to provide the necessary variation. Well Australia doesn't use one!!!
I think Marshall is basically stuck on the back foot. Straight, full bowling with the appropriate field would severly restrict his scoring and significantly improve wicket-taking. Also has a poor record against spin, possibly because of his back-foot tendency.
That said, I think he has performed admirably in comparison to the rest of the BC top order this summer.