Haha, yeah exactly. You may think you need runs Michael but the team really doesn't need your runs. Bat below Johnson PLEASE.
Gah. Was just looking through his early LO record... and he was a damn good LO player.
Why can't he just throw caution to the winds, back away and just go and try whacking every second ball over the bowler's head?
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Whilst that is an obvious reason I'm not sure that's all of it because for a while after his recall he was still pretty good. Had an average of almost 90 @ an SR of almost 100 in the World Cup, didn't he? 4 50's including 2 90's at quicker than a run a ball.
No not after his recall, which was a while ago now. Like say the last 18 months?
But he's become pretty damn good in the last 18 months in test cricket. He's gone from strength to strength.
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I mean it's not like he can't smash boundaries. Even in his test innings he shows he has the ability to really turn up the tempo and whack them around. It's that, apart from one innings in NZ, he doesn't look like he wants to do anything but tap it into a gap for one.
Notwithstanding our own skipper's current travails, I'm surprised more of the old heads in the Aussie media haven't been talking about Clarke's direness in the format. Back when Tubby was having his nightmare run before the 97 Ashes the usual suspects (Chappelli, Harvey...) were all lining up to say you pick your best 11 players and a captain from them.
Fair to say already Clarke's no Taylor as captains go and he's having a Barry Crocker with the bat too. If he's one of the best 6/7 2020 batsman I'm a coffee bean.
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