Joey Burns and and the Marsh brothers for me if they can pull their head in.
We love Patto cause he's a Victorian!
I think it's pretty clear now the older brother won't make it and the younger ones batting has gone down hill while in the Sheffield Shield.
Joe Burns? He's okay. But he's hardy going to be the knight in shining armour for that batting order.
You pretty much have to put a line through the last 10 years of batsmen. It's a lost generation.
khawaja, hughes, warner have plenty of potential
No it isn't. All you can do is set up structures which ID and then nurture the talent you have to the best of their ability. That's all you can do.
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#408. Sixty three not out forever.
I'm sorry if I find the level of batsmen and the national team and domestic cricket not to be up to scratch. As someone who was a long time customer and gave CA a lot of money I apologize for not accepting a mediocre product from them.
If the players aren't as inherently good, how is that the fault of the governing body? I don't see how this is a difficult concept to grasp, frankly.
this is veering back into dangerous territory for backlash.
Anyway, consider this. Kane Williamson is the brightest young talent NZ has, by a long shot. I wouldn't put Usman Khawaja below him in terms of potential.
Similarly, WI has...Bravo?
South Africa has? I don't even know, Duminy can't be considered young anymore.
England has Root.
India has Pujara and Kohli.
Of these, only Pujara and Kohli have really established themselves.
Warner, Khawaja, Hughes have just as much potential as any young batsmen around the world.
What exactly can they do against AFL, though? They don't have the money or the space to evenly match what the AFL can offer a young rising star.
do you think people will be allowed to make violins?
who's going to make the violins?
That's been the way since they all became professional. There's 15-20 well paid pro cricketing spots available in Australia, and hundreds of well paid footy spots across the codes.
Damn. All those ruckmen that could have been opening the bowling for Australia if they hadn't been snatched away by AFL. You could be opening the bowling with a Steve Finn from each end!
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