Steven Finn claims he would emerge victorious if thrown into a fight with fellow England bowler Stuart Broad, and would be prepared to call upon the services of Eoin Morgan for back-up if things got out of hand.
Finn was speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport in response to questions from his Facebook fans and did not have to think twice when asked who would win if he and Broad were made to have a bout.
“I think the Watford mongrel inside me would maul pretty boy Stuart from Nottingham,” Finn responded.
“I’d like to think that I’d have Stuart, although I’m sure he’d beg to differ.”
With Morgan asking the questions on behalf of GMS he pointed out that Finn would have an advantage thanks to the superior reach that comes with a 6ft8in frame, although Broad is hardly lacking in height himself.
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Finn also believes that Morgan would be prepared to wade into proceedings in support if the situation required it, given that the two share a county connection, and doubts Broad can boast as much strength in numbers.
“You also have to think about the people I could call upon if things got bad,” Finn added.
“I’ve got an angry Irishman and I’ve got a few mates in London who have probably done a few dodgy things in their time.
“Whereas I don’t think people in Nottingham get up to too much. I think I’ve got him there.”
Sri Lanka series
Finn and Broad will have to abandon any plans to have a scrap for the time being at least, with the latter forced out of England’s squad for the imminent tour of Sri Lanka through injury.
Broad underwent surgery on the patella tendon of his right knee in September and hopes to be available when England travel to Australia in the New Year for an ODI series that precedes the World Cup.
Finn, on the other hand, is back on the international scene for the first time since England’s last trip to Australia and earns his place in Peter Moores’ squad off the back of an excellent summer with the ball for Middlesex.