In the post Duckett Dropped!…

… Silly Point touched upon the notion that Steven Finn’s time as an international cricketer may be up. Having played one wicketless (And runless) Test in Bangladesh the Middlesex man hasn’t graced the turf in India and was omitted from both the ODI and T20I squads for when England return to India after opening their presents and feasting on some turkey.

It almost seems hard to believe that Finn has thirty-six Test matches under his belt complete with 125 wickets at an average of 30.40. He’s currently stranded on 98 ODI wickets at an average of 28.96 and hasn’t disgraced himself in T20Is either. However it’s all seemed a bit of a struggle in recent times and it’s as though the England selectors keep providing him with one more chance to rediscover the Steven Finn that first arrived on the international scene way back in 2010.

His omission from the limited overs squads did seem to spell the end for the Watford Wall but maybe there’s hope yet. Andrew Strauss’ radical North v South idea (Okay, it’s not that radical, he nicked it from New Zealand and actually they did it in England years ago!) allowed a computer to pick some players but the England selectors have found a place for Finn in the, to quote Moby, Southside…

… With Jake Ball seemingly the heir apparent to James Anderson, life in the old dog Broad (Despite recent injuries), the ECB’s evident desperation to get Mark Wood fit and the likes of the Curran Brothers (No they didn’t sing Let Your Love Flow, that was the Bellamy Brothers!) and Finn’s county colleague Toby Roland-Jones also in the selectors thoughts, twenty-seven-year-old Finn will need a confident showing and ultimately a wicket taking one in the three one-day games to be played in Dubai in March. A poor showing however and Steven Finn may become, despite his lack of Scandinavian heritage, Steven Finnished!

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