Warks should have filled the slot with a proven failure like Hannon-Dalby should they?Some mention of his workload yesterday as he was listed as playing for Warwickshire too.
I wondered if Giles had pulled off his latest coup by signing Ryan mid game to add to his collection of other signings such as Sibley and Hose.
But apparently the guy playing for Warwickshire is another Ryan Sidebottom from Australia and no doubt playing as a kolpak...
I've seen a couple of comments on other threads about the standard of county cricket improving this summer- I think the addition of a lot of quality Kolpak players over the winter has a lot to do with this. From around 2003 to 2010 practcally every England debutant seemed to immediately thrive in international cricket; recently England have been going through players like nobody's business, as county standards dropped due to young player initiatives, reduction of Kolpaks etc. There are clearly other reasons behind the influx of Kolpaks (weak rand, doubts over whether the scheme will apply after Brexit) but perhaps it isn't the worst thing for English cricket- only when they're stuffing our boys!