Headingley if my memory is correct ATM, hasn't swung since Caddick took 4 wickets vs WI in 2000. Its be very flat since.
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Ask me 365 days in a year, and Id much rather the selectors pick based on figures alone than pick Amjad Khan.
Making selections based upon other factors other than figures is great and all, but that's only assuming that the selectors have the slightest clue about what it takes to succeed at test match cricket which quite frankly they don't.
Tendulkar = the most overated player EVER!!
Beckham = the most overated footballer EVER!!
Vassell = the biggest disgrace since rikki clarke!!
Surprising i didn't hear any of the TV commentators mentions this though.
AFAIC is just the ideological premise of not wanting to pick 4-seamers.
In 2001, it swung early when Pigeon took 7, but defiantely got flat at least to the end of the test when Butcher scored 173.
Cant remember anything from 02
03, oh yes it swung that year. Remember Kallis taking a 6 wicket haul
NZ 04 hmm, maybe a little. But not significant.
05 no tests
06 was flat
07 the swing Sidebottom got againts was woefully exaggerated by the poor techniques of the WI batsmen.
So only in 2000 on 2003 has it swung the traditional Leeds style.
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