Originally Posted by Equinox
In the last Test series SA played, Steyn took the new ball in all bar one innings (in 6 innings). So I don't think he has been the first change bowler regularly. Don't know where you got that from. Steyn not taking the new ball today owes partly to the fact that he averages 31 against left-handers as opposed to 18 against right handers. But the main reason is that Morne Morkel has consistently got the better of Andrew Strauss in their duels. And my assertion is supported by Cricinfo:
I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. A professional team would not tweak their tactics to get results?
I was thinking about MM while talking about DM. MORKEL is the first change. Got those 2 mixed up.
And by that I meant they wouldn't change their bowling line up just like that based around an interview or some personal agenda. Because that's kinda what it sounded like reading that post. But I stand corrected. It was an ACTUAL thing.