Passing thought this:
England are not playing Panesar because of the short straight boundaries. So, they are playing four fast bowlers.
I am wondering. With a spinner, to hit a boundary, you have to reach the pitch of the ball, create your own pace and hit the ball hard (taking a risk i.e) to get to that straight boundary. With a fast bowler, you just have to get bat to ball — either a straight drive or a tickle past the keeper (or even a wide down the legside) — and the pace of the bowler will do the rest.
I am wondering…