…only nine English spinners took more than 30 wickets this year. Mostly, the names are well-known, practitioners of the art who have been around the block more than once. Ian Salisbury, Robert Croft, Gareth Batty and Shaun Udal, for example, are good performers but hardly potential putty in Mushtaq’s hands. There are only a couple of younger bowlers, Monty Panesar apart, who achieved that milestone: Rashid and Ollie Rayner, of Sussex, both of whom were rewarded with a place in the England development squad…

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