Originally Posted by Loony BoB
Fulton, personally. Why? He only averages 26.42 in tests, his high score is 75, which was his only 50 in 7 innings, which is not good enough
I think making such a call on Fulton after a measly seven innings is pretty harsh.
Given that he's been one of the heaviest scorers on the domestic scene in recent times he deserves a bit more patience. The other thing is, if you drop him, who to replace him with? Someone who's scored less domestic runs? How can you expect the replacement to magically make the step up to internationals if Fulton can't?
While it's totally understandable to want to win and to want the best 11 players on the park, we have to realise that we're a very small country, and we simply don't have the players to consistently beat Australia. The team that went to the CT is more or less our best 11. We should be happy that we made the semis when a country like India didn't - after all, cricket is like a religion there and they have thousands, if not millions of potentially excellent players.
I don't enjoy watching us lose, but seriously, this is as good as we can be right now.