Finn ready to play his part in India
STEVEN Finn is eager for a piece of the action again as England continue their quest to win a Test series in India for the first time in almost 28 years.
Finn has missed the first two Tests after suffering a thigh injury, but proved his fitness by taking four wickets for the Performance Programme side in their win over the DY Patil Academy.
And that has put him in the frame for a place in the third Test, which starts at Kolkata's Eden Gardens, with the series poised at 1-1.
"I know that when I've bowled on the trip so far I have bowled well," he said.
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"I've been in good rhythm; I had a good run-out in the EPP game the other day; I feel good.
"There was a time when it crossed my mind that I might be leaving early.
"Thankfully we've got very good medical staff, and I had a little bit of time off – four or five days where I did absolutely nothing – and I haven't felt the injury since."
Finn's return to rude health piles the pressure on Stuart Broad, who has looked out of sorts so far.
And England will also have a decision to make in the batting department with Ian Bell back in the squad.