Ashes 2013: England face tough choice over second Test bowling attack

England's 13-man squad contains two rivals for Steven Finn's third seamer place in Tim Bresnan, a better batsman, and Graham Onions, renowned for his accuracy.

updated: July 17, 2013 20:32 IST
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London: England captain Alastair Cook admitted on Wednesday the selectors faced some awkward decisions about the final composition of their bowling attack for the second Test against Australia at Lord's starting on Thursday.

Steven Finn took two wickets in two balls and narrowly missed a hat-trick during Australia's first innings of the first Test at Trent Bridge last week in a match Ashes-holders England won by 14 runs.

However, on a slow pitch not suited to his style, fast bowler Finn was not called upon by Cook until 30 overs of Australia's second innings chase had passed and was then promptly targeted by Brad Haddin before being quickly removed from the attack.

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