Was wondering what reservations the CC posters on CW have about a domestic or international team employing a more scientific and less intuition based selection policy (i.e. the sort of stuff that is regarded as common sense on these forums) for their team, rigorously.
For example, we would not have seen the debut of Cummins as quick as we did and he picked up six wickets. We would have seen the debut of Vinay Kumar in Test cricket earlier and he did poorly and perhaps is not Test quality, though I am aware of the dangers of judging after just one match.
I cannot think of better examples atm, but the question I am asking is, is the consensus of selection in CW via a statistical method the best way to select teams or does this system throw up some major errors and anomalies and what are these?