Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Great Dane To The Recue

With the realisation that Ryan Sidebottom is still too crook to play in the India Test series, the England selectors had a little something up their sleeve, and it wasn't a really long flag, pulled out endlessly to the ooohs and ahhhs from the crowd.

And while it wasn't a pastry filled with apple deliciousness, it did have something to do with a Danish twist.

Amjad Khan, born in Denmark (and played cricket for Denmark - who knew?), has received his first England call up at the age of 28. A Kent player and another bowler partial to an injury or two, Khan is known for his cleverness with the enigmatic skill of reverse swing.

Picked ahead of Sajid Mamood and Liam Plunkett (where have they been hiding all year?), England have high hopes for Khan (no pressure there, then).

And if he plays in the Ashes next year, Nightwatchgirl can add him to her Top 10 Ashes heroes born in another country to which they played for on Line and Length.


Damith S. said...

Actually where is Plunkett ?

The Nightwatchgirl said...

This is what NWG is saying. Has he vanished?