According to Nick Knight on TV last night, the England management have got 'a soft spot' for Ryan Sidebottom. You don't say.
Sidebottom exerts a mysterious hold upon their imaginations. In the nets, he's the bowling equivalent of Michael Vaughan. On the pitch, he's been creamed by Chris Gayle and Niall O'Brien. He's only bowled a couple of overs. He's keeping Jimmy Anderson out of the side, having recently displaced Graham Onions from the Test team.
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