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    Can't Keep Can Bat

    Is it just me or has the art of keeping hit an all time low?

    I think back to a time where every Test side had a great keeper. Bari, Kirmani, Marsh, Murray, Knott etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archie mac
    Is it just me or has the art of keeping hit an all time low?

    I think back to a time where every Test side had a great keeper. Bari, Kirmani, Marsh, Murray, Knott etc.
    Its only really Geraint Jones and Parthiv Patel who are really bad.
    The rest of the keepers are ok.

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    Geraint Jones was so **** abysmal today! omg.
    bring back Read! he's a fantastic keeper who can hld a bat.
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    Might be able to hold a bat, just a shame he can't score with it.

    TBH though Jones was terrible yesterday and I doubt Read would've made the same mistakes.

    I tend to agree with Archie though, the standard isn't particularly high today, with the exception of Boucher, Sangakkara, Gilchrist and McCullum. I don't really rate Browne, Mashud, Karthik, Patel, etc. as specialist so I see your point.


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    Browne's out of international cricket for good I hope. Don't include him.
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    Ramdin! he played for the club im now playing for in england !

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseboy64
    Browne's out of international cricket for good I hope. Don't include him.
    Sorry, wasn't sure if he'd played his last international or was just part of the West Indian group on strike.

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    No he wasn't included before the whole ban.

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    Jones has had a bad game this game but not sticking with him would be folly I reckon. If he's not improved by the end of the series, maybe consider someone else but dropping a 'keeper mid-series is a HUGE decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset
    Might be able to hold a bat, just a shame he can't score with it.

    TBH though Jones was terrible yesterday and I doubt Read would've made the same mistakes.

    I tend to agree with Archie though, the standard isn't particularly high today, with the exception of Boucher, Sangakkara, Gilchrist and McCullum. I don't really rate Browne, Mashud, Karthik, Patel, etc. as specialist so I see your point.

    Dinesh Karthik's a good young keeper. Mark my words in 3-4 years, he will be rated as one of the world's best.
    Akmal and TAibu are also excellent wicketkeepers - you fail to mention them..

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    McCullum's still not in the top tier of 'keepers IMO. Still drops balls stone-cold for no reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat
    Jones has had a bad game this game but not sticking with him would be folly I reckon. If he's not improved by the end of the series, maybe consider someone else but dropping a 'keeper mid-series is a HUGE decision.
    On SBS, they said Geraint has dropped 9 catches and missed 1 stumping in 16 tests.
    Unless there's a marked improvement in the rest of the series, England have to consider dropping him for someone who can keep better.
    A quality keeper is a must for every team.

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    McCullum's still not in the top tier of 'keepers IMO. Still drops balls stone-cold for no reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord_of_darkness
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    Gilchrist has kept superbly in this match, while Jones was diabolical yesterday.

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