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    I'd have about 5 ahead of CK, including one from his own county, but it's reserve WK, which is all a bit meh, to get worked up about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Davies was named as backup in the Test squad for our last tour wasn't he.
    Might've been, yeah. Kieswetter hadn't qualified then tho, had he? His star his risen (and receded a bit too) since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Might've been, yeah. Kieswetter hadn't qualified then tho, had he? His star his risen (and receded a bit too) since then.
    If Marcuss is referring to the tour of Bangladesh, Kieswetter had to have qualified, given that he made his ODI debut...

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    Well the fact of the matter is that not only is Davies a much better option for the wicket keeping slot. He's one of the best qualified back ups for a top order slot on batting alone.
    Kieswetter is averaging less than 20 in FC this season isn't he?


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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    If Marcuss is referring to the tour of Bangladesh, Kieswetter had to have qualified, given that he made his ODI debut...
    Ah, was assuming he meant the SA tour, tbh. CBF to check if Davies was in both or either squads.

    Anyway, like grecian says, not the most pressing issue, that of reserve keeper. Prior absolutely nailed on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Ah, was assuming he meant the SA tour, tbh. CBF to check if Davies was in both or either squads.

    Anyway, like grecian says, not the most pressing issue, that of reserve keeper. Prior absolutely nailed on.
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    Meant our last tour tbh

    But yeah as for the importance, refer to my second post. Davies could bat top 6 for England without much fuss. Kieswetter couldn't. Just because he can keep wicket doesn't mean we should ignore the fact he's been one of the best performers for the last few seasons purely with the willow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Well the fact of the matter is that not only is Davies a much better option for the wicket keeping slot. He's one of the best qualified back ups for a top order slot on batting alone.
    Kieswetter is averaging less than 20 in FC this season isn't he?
    Yeah, and Davies is averaging 50. I know it's div 2 but...

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    Biggest poser is who, if anyone, misses out for Ding Dong when his metatarsal heals IMHO. Currently only really the skipper and Colly looking totally safe. Even St Kevin needs some runs to be completely sure, especially if Eoin kicks on.

    If Cook misses out who'll open and if Trott misses out who bats #3?

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    Hey, I'd like Davies in the squad, I went with what I expect not what I want
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    Still, I don't expect Kieswetter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Roach was good in Australia.
    Got smashed. Leaked runs when he bowled badly and didn't take wickets when he bowled well. The moral of the story is that if you're under 25 and bowl a good spell to Ricky Ponting, no one will remember that you finished the series with half a wicket @ 73.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Got smashed. Leaked runs when he bowled badly and didn't take wickets when he bowled well. The moral of the story is that if you're under 25 and bowl a good spell to Ricky Ponting, no one will remember that you finished the series with half a wicket @ 73.
    Michael Holding's first series in Australia, got smashed but everyone saw the potential, etc. Probable truth is that he may not play enough FC cricket and the WI not enough Tests for him to become really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    If Plunkers would be fodder, Woakes would be doubly so. Not tall, not quick and relies on the ball nibbling around on a good length. On the harder pitches down under I can't see him prospering. V much an old school English seamer.

    Onions is def the kiddy if he's fit, as you say, but if not the 5th seamer will probs be Tiny Tim. Myself, I'd probably take Kirby, as left field as that is. Wrong side of 30, but is tall and still nippy.
    An outside bet but Chris Tremlett could be a possibility. Has managed to actually play a few games this season with fairly good results.

    Has the height of course and a decent amount of pace, if he manages to play until the end of the season I think he should be considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Biggest poser is who, if anyone, misses out for Ding Dong when his metatarsal heals IMHO. Currently only really the skipper and Colly looking totally safe. Even St Kevin needs some runs to be completely sure, especially if Eoin kicks on.

    If Cook misses out who'll open and if Trott misses out who bats #3?
    TBF, every Australian supporter barr none would be rapt to pieces if Pietersen wasn't picked.

    Not that I think he won't be, mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothas View Post
    An outside bet but Chris Tremlett could be a possibility. Has managed to actually play a few games this season with fairly good results.

    Has the height of course and a decent amount of pace, if he manages to play until the end of the season I think he should be considered.
    Will they take him and Finn over?

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