Originally Posted by Flametree
Does Franklin always bat like this, even when scoring runs for Wellington? Drawn to a lot of things outside offstump he should ignore (or try to hit, rather than push at aimlessly), and with a curtain-rail to anything straight? Watching him it's hard to see how he can be so successful at lower levels, even if the bowling is nothing like Vernon and Dale....
Second point... I think Doug would be better trying to slog Philander than defend....
When he hit a hundred here all those years back he just use to hit cleanly through the line like Mitchell Johnson does and slog sweep anything from the spinner. Batting with less conviction than Chris Martin at present.
Bracewell batting a wee bit too high.