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India vs England 2nd Test at Lord’s: Simon Kerrigan needs to wait for his chance, says Ian Botham

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Simon Kerrigan hasn’t been in good form in County Championship © Getty Images

Jul 16, 2014

Simon Kerrigan, the slow left-arm orthodox from Lancashire has been included in the England squad for the second Test at Lord’s. He was included despite not having a good season for Lancashire in the first Division County  Championship.

Kerrigan though, had a bad time against Australia at The Oval in The Ashes 2013. Shane Watson in particular, went after him. Ian Botham on his part said, “Spinners have not got a great record on this ground, so I’d be a little surprised if Kerrigan plays – I think England will stay pretty much with the side they’ve got,” as reported by Sky Sports.

“I don’t see many reasons to change it; if everyone’s fit I think that’s the way they’ll go. It’s the way I would expect them to go. “They can blood these guys and give them a taste of it but at the end of the day, you don’t play a spinner if he’s not good enough.”

Gary Ballance, the middle-order batsman though, supported his teammate.

Ballance said, “If a spinner’s good enough, then he’s got a case, but I think England will just be trying to integrate him into the system to see what it feels like,” he said.

“Kerrigan, when he turned up at The Oval and played, virtually everyone knew very little about him. He came in after Shane Watson had already targeted him in the game before at Northampton. He targeted him again there and Australia scored 53 runs off his eight overs. It’s hard to come back from that, so there’s no need to rush the lad.”

Ballance concluded by saying, “England’s strength is in their seam department at the moment. Let’s hope that they get something to help their seamers.”

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