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    not one for the future is he :woot:

    decent performance though!
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    That was disgraceful on the English behalf to be debuting a 36 year old!!! While he performed good the answear for England is to put in youth that can maybe play for at least 10 more years unlike an old player who will be lucky too be playing for 2 more years. If a young player can't bat they need to stick with him for a while.

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    I'd rather have an old player who'll play well for 2 years (not saying Nixon will do this, mind) than a youngster who will always be dire
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    yeah agreed.

    rather have him keeping for another two years, so that Davies can score more runs in the county scene, and make sure he's ready then just drag him into international cricket right away.


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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    That was disgraceful on the English behalf to be debuting a 36 year old!!! While he performed good the answear for England is to put in youth that can maybe play for at least 10 more years unlike an old player who will be lucky too be playing for 2 more years. If a young player can't bat they need to stick with him for a while.
    In that case, why don't the Aussies drop all their old men immediately?

    If Nixon is the best man for the job, then he has to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    In that case, why don't the Aussies drop all their old men immediately?

    If Nixon is the best man for the job, then he has to play.
    There is a large difference to debuting with someone 36 years old and playing with someone who is 36 years old and has been playing for 10 or more years.

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    Not if he's the best man for the job there isn't.

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    IF he was Australian he wouldn't be in the top two wicket keepers in the country. He may be the best man for the job for England but what's the point i mean have a young guy in there and they will improve eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    IF he was Australian he wouldn't be in the top two wicket keepers in the country. He may be the best man for the job for England......
    As Australians we can afford to proud but I don't think being this condescending helps anybody. The sporting world is full of highly talented players whose circumstances have kept them playing well out of the limelight and who shine briefly at the top level late in their career.
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    .... what's the point i mean have a young guy in there and they will improve eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    IF he was Australian he wouldn't be in the top two wicket keepers in the country. He may be the best man for the job for England but what's the point i mean have a young guy in there and they will improve eventually.
    Or, put a young person into a very much struggling side and watch him struggle along with the side and ruin any confidence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Or, put a young person into a very much struggling side and watch him struggle along with the side and ruin any confidence...
    He may struggle but once the team goes better he will have confiedence that he lasted through that tough period.

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    the man for the job

    i think personally that Stephen Davies should be the Engalnd wicketkeeper as he is young and a far better batsman than read jones and nixon. Read and jones have been given their chances and NIxon is too old.He has plenty of years left in cricket so he should be picked for the world cup not read nixon and prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_field25 View Post
    i think personally that Stephen Davies should be the Engalnd wicketkeeper as he is young and a far better batsman than read jones and nixon. Read and jones have been given their chances and NIxon is too old.He has plenty of years left in cricket so he should be picked for the world cup not read nixon and prior.
    Having left the UK a while ago, I have never seen him play.

    Obviously I have read about him but its not the same. What do other English members think? and how do they rate Davies as an England candidate?
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    Davies is a great long term prospect, but not sure he is ready to play at international level just yet. Stick with Nixon for the time being.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    Having left the UK a while ago, I have never seen him play.

    Obviously I have read about him but its not the same. What do other English members think? and how do they rate Davies as an England candidate?
    He's been highly talked of, captained the U19s I believe, and has already recorded first-class hundreds - 192 against Gloucester - and by all accounts keeps very well. He was responsible for Zaheer Khan missing his ten-for, mind...

    I think's a case of when, rather than if, he makes his debut, and the 'A' tour will be interesting - I would hope he will score big in Bangladesh - but the World Cup is probably too far too soon.

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