Originally Posted by geoff_boycotts_grandmother
So that he can be a 6th bowling option in the world cup because there may be games when it turns out we want spin both ends for a stint in the middle overs and he needs to bowl 6 overs.
He needs the experience of bowling more than Tredwell and now he's in the test side (well he was) he's not going to get it at Yorkshire.
I don't think that's why Tredwell wasn't playing.
In the scenario you paint, England would be far better off picking a second specialist spinner instead of one of their seamers. He's going to be a whole lot better than Root, regardless of how much bowling Root does for England between now and the world cup.