Fraser uncertain on Finn treatment

July 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm Leave a comment


Former England bowler Angus Fraser has questioned the decision to remove Steven Finn from cricket for six weeks following his successful spell in the England side earlier this summer.

After taking 15 wickets in two test matches against Bangladesh, cricket betting pundits note how the 21-year-old was placed on a strengthening programme for the majority of June and July.

Finn returned to action for Middlesex last week and will be involved at Trent Bridge tomorrow when England take on Pakistan in the first test of the series.

Fraser – who Finn views as a mentor and example of how he wants to bowl – says that you always want your “players to learn while bowling” and that he had his “reservations” about the fact that Finn was “all of a sudden taken out of cricket.”

Fraser did acknowledge the fact that England have a long-term plan for Finn as an international cricketer and that avoiding burn out was important, but he remains uncertain about whether the Middlesex bowler can return to the form he showed earlier this summer.

The 44-year-old said: “Steven struggled a fortnight ago in our second XI and looked rusty in patches against Sussex last week. We’ll get a better idea against Pakistan.”

It is in the test matches against Pakistan – which online sports betting expects to be very close –  that England will want to reap the rewards of resting him, after all. If a fresh Finn comes out all guns blazing and takes plenty of wickets, it would have worked perfectly.

Fraser would love to see this happen of course as he wants nothing but success for Finn, he is just unconvinced at the moment about whether England are going the right way about handling his early international career.

We shall have to re-assess in a few days!

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