Good oil reaches the AGB that the England camp has been warned about the, shall we say, architecture and harmony of Steven "Skinny" Finn's action. Read Barney Ronay and pay special attention to what he has written between his lines:
Steven Finn, England's own talented, statistically prodigious man-of-the-moment-before-last, whose falling away from the front rank is one of the more puzzling base notes of a generally puzzling tour of Australia. The ballad of Steven Finn is, in outline, a narrative of disappearance.
Last week at practice in Melbourne he could be seen sidling in to bowl at three-quarter speed in an empty net. A bit later Finn and Alastair Cook spent a few minutes running though the basic business of turning the bowling arm over in a straight-arm arc.
Now read between my lines from February 2011:
We started the summer calling him Skinny Finn (after his fatty namesake), but ended the summer calling him Filthy Finn (after his filthy bowling).
I note also that he bowled with a fair bit of variety last night and that his action was ungainly (I didn't get a good enough look to say it was chucky) as he sought to unveil an array of different balls. Which brings me to a more general question: do bowlers run the risk of falling foul of 15 degrees as they try to bowl more and more quirky and unnatural balls?