Originally Posted by Archimandrite Herring
I'd be more inclined to take Swann on the tour. We don't expect the third spinner to actually play, and Swann could substitute for either Rashid (as the bowler who can bat) or Monty without screwing up the balance of the team too much.
I haven't seen Swann play lately though- does he still include a half tracker every over?
I think he's still a big bag of jizz but I may be wrong. I've hardly seen him bowl myself. I do see your reasoning but I also think that he wouldn't cover for Monty nearly as well as Keedy and that covering Monty is probably more important than covering Rashid. I suppose it depends partly on whether you think England will automatically pick two spinners or not.