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    Michael Clarke - all hype, no performance

    With the bleak weather, looks like the only thing to emerge out of this match is that so far, in the longer form of the game, Michael Clarke is all hype, and little performance. It's not so much that he only averages 15 from his last six test matches, it's the mode of his dismissals - caught behind the wicket after edging from off-stump.

    People defend him by saying that "it's inevitable that, playing in such an attacking manner, he will have a run of outs". But this mode of dismissal occurs when he is defending, not attacking. It's no mystery why he only averages 38 in FC cricket, it's because he struggles to play fast/medium bowling - in the longer form of the game - in anything other than benign conditions.

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    So no player is allowed to have a down patch? Lara? Tendulkar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    With the bleak weather, looks like the only thing to emerge out of this match is that so far, in the longer form of the game, Michael Clarke is all hype, and little performance. It's not so much that he only averages 15 from his last six test matches, it's the mode of his dismissals - caught behind the wicket after edging from off-stump.

    People defend him by saying that "it's inevitable that, playing in such an attacking manner, he will have a run of outs". But this mode of dismissal occurs when he is defending, not attacking. It's no mystery why he only averages 38 in FC cricket, it's because he struggles to play fast/medium bowling - in the longer form of the game - in anything other than benign conditions.
    The same problem Mark Waugh had earlier on in his career, its a bit worrying his performances of late but i'll back him to get out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retox
    So no player is allowed to have a down patch? Lara? Tendulkar?
    But they have great records, in both Test and FC cricket. And, as I said, it's the manner of his dismissals, and his lack of a decent FC record, not just a 'down patch'.


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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj
    But they have great records, in both Test and FC cricket. And, as I said, it's the manner of his dismissals, and his lack of a decent FC record, not just a 'down patch'.
    i dont think his lack of a decent FC record has anything to do with it mate. Its just a faze, he is young has i said just now it if u can remember it was the same problem Mark Waugh had earlier in his career, but it doesn't bother me much he will get out of it and it should bother u neither ur an aussie fan just like me

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    Wonder if it's at all connected with his miserable attempt at playing county cricket last summer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Wonder if it's at all connected with his miserable attempt at playing county cricket last summer?
    he performaces at hampshire last season weren't miserable at all, i agree it wasn't anything to write home about he scored approximately 709 at 35.45 with 3 centuries, it was his first taste of county cricket next time around bowlers on the county circuit should be ware

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    You need to raise your standards... three centuries in a row in summer when the pitches were dead. Nothing else.

    And 35 in the Championship is miserable for an International bat. Truth be told, if it were a county pro he'd be worried about his contract.

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    if u take his first few games out of that he played quite well, i seem to recall he really struggled when he first got there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    You need to raise your standards... three centuries in a row in summer when the pitches were dead. Nothing else.

    And 35 in the Championship is miserable for an International bat. Truth be told, if it were a county pro he'd be worried about his contract.
    Just 5 over Chris Schofields average says it all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retox
    So no player is allowed to have a down patch? Lara? Tendulkar?
    Yes, but those 2 didn't have this patch so early in their career...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
    Wonder if it's at all connected with his miserable attempt at playing county cricket last summer?
    If so, then please pick Tait for the whole series

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    amazing isnt it, how people can go up and down about a player so quickly?
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    Gee, it seems these days players aren't allowed to develop. They have to be the best we've ever seen in our lives or else they are crap. Hmmmm... interesting.

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