Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
He's had a couple of chances before at International level and failed exceptionally badly with the bat (even against Bangladesh). If he can get his average up to the high teens or late twenties (as it is in FC) as opposed to 2.5 in Tests and 2.0 in ODIs, he should maintain his place.
Happens once in a while. I don't want him to end up like Ajay Ratra or Chris Read. He can definitely stretch his average in this series, but if they play 6 batsmen and 2 bowlers who can bat, they don't need a wicketkeeper who can bat. Even 20 runs with the bat can be effective with such a batting lineup ahead of him.