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  • #16
    Originally posted by Wilted View Post

    Yep, averaging 24 after his first series, which isn't bad for the first spinner to play for Australia since Lyon retired four years ago.

    Since Lyon played his last test Australia has only bowled four overs of spin (all by 'never bowled a ball in his career' Pucovski). I guess that's another issue with selection, or moreso regens. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and strangely Pakistan haven't picked a spinner for tests in the last three years. I can't check domestic team stats for the other countries but only two spinners have played domestic cricket in Australia as far back as the stats go, Wil Parker from my team and the regen that got picked for Australia. Only half of the Aus domestic teams have specialist spinners in their squad (five contracted spinners in total) but only the two mentioned before get picked.

    Not sure where the problem comes from but I think it's worth addressing. If not in an update, then definitely by CC22 since it has been an issue for several editions.
    This is definitely an issue.

    Because the game just recycles the same quality of player over and over and there aren't that many top top spinners on the game (maybe only R Khan) teams get for example four copies of Anderson or 4 Mitchell Starc's who are all better than any copy of spinners from that country, so why would you pick a spinner who is a vastly inferior bowler?