James Anderson has been included in the England T20 squad on the place of Steven Finn for the three T20 matches against South Africa. Anderson was not a part of the original squad, but, due to Finn’s back injury, the English selectors decided to call back Anderson in the T20 squad.
Finn was also given the rest in the fifth ODI at Trent Bridge and the all rounder, Chris Woakes, had replaced him in the team. Finn is a vital member of the England T20 side and the team has massive hopes with him in the World T20 Championship. The team management doesn’t want to take any risk with his fitness.
Anderson is not a part of the England squad for the World T20 Championship and he is not supposed to find a place in the playing XI in the three T20 matches against South Africa. Anderson has never been considered as a good T20 bowler. He is the leader of the England’s attack in the test matches and ODIs. But, when it comes to the T20s, he is not that effective. He has proved to be very expensive in the T20 matches that he has played so far in his career.
Apart from the skipper Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan and Jade Dernbach are the other two fast bowlers who are supposed to be included in the playing XI against South Africa. Tim Bresnan can be pretty handy with the bat as well, while, Dernbach is a T20 specialist. He can deceive the batsmen with his terrific slower deliveries.
The captain of the England T20 team, Stuart Broad, has said that it is a sensible decision to give Finn rest for the T20 series. Hopefully, he would get rid of his back problem and would comeback with all guns blazing in the World T20 Championship. The first match of the T20 series will be played at Durham on 8th of September.