England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinner

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Who should be England's second spinner for the test side of the last 40 years?

Poll runs till Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:47 pm

Phil Tufnel
0
No votes
Ashley Giles
0
No votes
Monty Panesar
6
86%
Graeme Swann
0
No votes
Moeen Ali
0
No votes
Someone else (I'll tell you in the comments)
1
14%
 
Total votes : 7

England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinner

Postby bigfluffylemon » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:47 pm

At AC's suggestion, the thread for the second spinner to play instead of the third seamer in Asian conditions. Vote on the basis that your first choice spinner has already been picked, and the third most popular seam option will miss out.

I'm breaking my own rules slightly including Moeen here, but while I don't think he'd win as first choice spinner or allrounder, I think it's reasonable to include him here as a backup option.
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby bigfluffylemon » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:48 pm

I'm voting Monty for this one. He was briefly pretty good until eclipsed by Swann, and their combination to win in India in 2012 remains one of the high points of my cricket-watching.
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Gingerfinch » Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:55 pm

Monty as well. As mentioned himself and Swann were terrific in India. Fielding was bad but so was Tuffnell's!
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:40 pm

Fielding is a problem, but Monty was a very fine bowler on helpful pitches with his quicker pace. Not so good on flat pitches. Perfect back up.
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby alfie » Wed Jun 15, 2022 9:00 am

Basically picking for a trip to India/Sri Lanka/UAE , isn't it ? So happy with Monty for this. He and Swann made a useful pair in those parts.

Some circumstances where I'd like a Giles or a Tufnell but not in the configurations we seem to be heading towards.
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:19 pm

I can't ever think of a time when I'd like a Tufnell. I actually clicked on other by mistake and then couldn't take it out
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:20 pm

it probably would be other, if I could think of soemone else. I'd probably throw the ball to Root or KP in my team
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby bigfluffylemon » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:24 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:I can't ever think of a time when I'd like a Tufnell. I actually clicked on other by mistake and then couldn't take it out


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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Durhamfootman » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:31 pm

it is, but I wanted to take it out altogether
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby alfie » Thu Jun 16, 2022 6:05 am

Durhamfootman wrote:I can't ever think of a time when I'd like a Tufnell. I actually clicked on other by mistake and then couldn't take it out


:D Oh , come on , DFM : surely just for the entertainment value with bat and in the field ?
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Re: England test team of the last 40 years: the second spinn

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:56 am

If I wanted to watch a clown, I'd go to the circus, alfie
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