Steve Finn ruled out of 1st Test

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Rain., Nov 14, 2012.

  1. Rain.

    Rain. Active Member

    Steven Finn has been ruled out of the first Test against India in Ahmedabad due to the thigh strain that limited his warm-up participation to four overs in the first match in Mumbai.

    England captain Alastair Cook confirmed that Finn would not be considered for the opening match of the series as it would be a significant risk. England are still likely to field one fast bowler under an injury cloud with Stuart Broad set to play after recovering from the bruised heel that meant he has bowled just 10 warm-up overs on tour.

    While Finn and Broad bowled with impressive pace at practice on Sunday, it was always unlikely that the England management would two risk two bowlers in the same Test. Finn barely participated in fielding practice and did not bowl a single delivery in the nets. While he is not thought to have suffered any injury setback, it seems the England management are keen not to risk his recovery; particularly in a Test that will be played in hot, arduous conditions.

    The problem for Finn now is that there are no further matches on the tour outside of the Tests so he will have to regain form and fitness in the nets.

    The most likely replacement for Finn appears to be Tim Bresnan who bowled well in the second innings of the final warm-up match against Haryana where he found useful reverse swing. Graham Onions, Stuart Meaker or a second frontline spinner in Monty Panesar are the other options and Cook is happy with the depth available.

    "I wouldn't call them back-up bowlers, they're all vying for a place to play in this XI, to be lucky enough to play for England," Cook said. "They've all worked hard to get used to these conditions and as selectors we've got a tough decision to make."
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

    Re: Match Thread: India v England 1st Test at Ahemdabad

    Thank God, I didn't pick him. :kid:
  3. CoverDrive

    CoverDrive Well-Known Member Staff Member

  4. Rager

    Rager Active Member Staff Member

  5. Rain.

    Rain. Active Member

  6. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

    I had already posted this in the Match Thread :facepalm:

    :yuno: read?
  7. Rain.

    Rain. Active Member

    You posted "Steven Finn likely to miss first Test".
    At that time he was not ruled out....
  8. Binning

    Binning Arkham Knight Staff Member

  9. Rain.

    Rain. Active Member

  10. Cabinet96

    Cabinet96 New Member

    It's approaching two years since Finn last played 3 tests in a row. **** can't catch a break.