Most of the second string would've been uncapped wouldn't they? Outside of those in the squad or rested, who has been capped? Onions, Tremlett and Shahzad?
The issue with the ****ness of our bowling attack is there's no obvious alternative. There's nobody banging the door down begging to be picked ala Buttler with the bat.
But even Briggs, Borthwick, Meaker, Woakes etc...have played ODI's.
I can't think of who the spinner would be. Kerrigan?
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I think people have a different definition of "second string" to you; the first string doesn't consist of 10 bowlers just because a heap are being rested/injured at the moment.
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Would probably look something like this
7. James Harris
8. Chris Wood
9. Toby Roland Jones
10. Simon Kerrigan
11, Matt Coles
I'm not sure someone like Mark Davies would go great against Dhoni and co in India....
Seriously, not enough has been said in this thread and the analysis i am seeing on TV about what was one of the worst captaincy performances in a while from Dhoni.
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You can't use who hasn't been capped in ODIs as a measure of depth because you end up scraping the barrel, because for the above reasons everyone worth talking about gets a limited overs game thrown at them sooner or later.
And besides you're all forgetting the mighty Rafiq.
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