It's because Chops is the one kid we've seen at a really bad inner-city school who's actually trying, effectively. By all rights he should be compulsively hooking by now, but instead he keeps taking the hits in games that <100 people care about, placing the sort of value on his wicket we like to see.
Probably what we're hoping for ultimately is a 'more fluent and shotty Richardson or Bryan Young' who'll get us back to fighting for a 60(160) pretty regularly. The sort of guy who does the sound check and sets the props, who'll see an angry and restless crowd and surprise them by lacing a few of his own acoustic covers through the covers.
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