Originally Posted by DeusEx
Who were 1 and 2?
The positions don't quite reflect the true results of players seasons, because in first place was Greg Smith from Leicestershire but he only played five games, averaging 84.83 and in second was Hashim Amla who only played four games, averaging 75.40. Both were obviously excellent, but they barely played, so when you rate players based on average, that's the problem. Had they performed at that standard for the entire season, then fair enough.
Think the overseas players certainly feel more pressure to perform, there is a lot of expectation, the higher the pressure the better the standard the more accomplished players perform to. The England players will see the CC games purely as some match time, a chance to get prepared for England, and also the opportunity to represent their county and give the few supporters a bit of a treat.