I would pick Steve Harmison for the second Test at Lord's regardless of Andrew Flintoff's injury situation.
With England likely to pick only one spinner, Harmison should come in for Monty Panesar, but it looks like the selectors might go for Graham Onions instead - both will play if Flintoff is ruled out.
I'm not sure why Onions was kept at Cardiff during the first Test when he could have been playing a County game for Durham, getting some overs under his belt.
England bowled very poorly at Cardiff, and only took six wickets in the game. We need something different to put Australia under pressure, and Harmison is the kind of aggressive bowler who can do that.
If he returns there will be a lot of expectation, but I think he will perform well as there is a world of difference between playing on tour and in England.
He has bowled plenty of overs this season and has got into a good groove. It is a far cry from picking him without much match practice for an away Test in unfamiliarRead More »from Harmison must play at Lord’s