Some could argue that SOK’s style – his relentless accuracy, making the batsmen play at everything and working on their patience whilst cleverly mixing up his deliveries was not what the public wanted. The selectors seemed to want a big ripping leggie that would bowl sides out late in the game but this person has not materialised since Warnie’s retirement. Instead they have run through a whole heap of spinners not really settling on any. Lyon somehow escaped the boning and has hung in there well. We expect SOK, especially with the added bonus of his batting, to play a big immediate role and an influential long term role with the test team over the next few years.