Ffs, Watson hasn't done poorly in FC games recently. Like talking to a wall here.
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I'd like to see how many others agree with you, and don't bother replying, if you think your're talking to a wall...
Judging a player purely on looks is flawed, as it judging a player purely on stats.
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Watson has been tried in tests and failed for an extended period (averaged 25 in tests for the last 2 years IIRC)
As such, what he may or may not average in fc is totally irrelevant when it comes to discussing his position in the test team
Watson captained last Test, he is playing next Test barring injury/scared of ghost/failing to do homework.
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FC and Test are different though.
There is a reason why Rogers Dussey Butterworth OKeefe don't all feature in our Test team.
Just to make it more clear, I don't necessarily think all four should never be in the Test team but there is some method to the selectors madness most of the time.
Not picking Dussey I uunderstand. Never seen Butterworth but O'Keefe should atleast make the squad ahead of Doherty. Rogers missed out bcos his prime coincided with an era where there were many better players. They've all retired and I think they'd pick Rogers if he was 5 years younger. I think its his age thats keeping him out of contention now.
Rogers is in one category - not liked
O'Keefe in a second - not liked and may not be any better than a Doherty anyway
Hussey and Butterworth are in a third - uncertainty whether their games will stand up to test cricket
Rogers is obviously the hardest done by as he is, was and forever will be a better batsman than Cowan
The question for the selectors is whether at his age the difference in quality is still as massive as it used to be
I don't believe Rogers will average 50 at Test level. But he is capable of averaging in the high 30s, low 40s, if given a chance. Whereas the likes Cowan, Smith and Khawaja would be mid 30s at best, unless there is some major adjustments to their game.
Hughes and Warner will always be able to score match winning/series changing 100s.
Watson you would have to persist with unless the likes of the other three or others average 50 in FC cricket like Rogers for prolonged period.
Last edited by chaminda_00; 17-04-2013 at 08:03 AM.
Like I said there is a reason why they aren't in the team. Illustrating that you can't solely look at stats which is what Maximas was happy enough to do.
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