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.
Missed this at the time, sorry- I don't buy it anyway, based on recent events I don't think England are capable of such long-term planning. And anyway it's a ******** reason, I would say having players play in their usual roles and actually trying to give yourself the best shot of winning games would be a better preparation for the WC.