- May 5, 2016
- AFL Club
Curran had taken 11 wickets at 23 in his only proper series before that match. They misread the pitch so picking him as the only quick alongside Anderson was a mistake but in theory he’d done enough to earn selection.Yep, always got to approach Test matches thinking need 20 wickets to try to win. It is amazing how some sides over time are not picked with that in mind. Poms at times in early 80's used to pick off spinners that contained batsmen rather than wicket tackers and showed drawing Test matches as safe approach never far from their mind. Phil Edmonds and John Emburey, FMD. What the Poms were doing picking Sam Curran as front line bowler in Test a few weeks back was mind boggling.