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    Geraint Jones

    the poor lad has come in for a lot of critisism in the last week or two, some of it fair, a lot of it un-deserved in my opinion. It is true that he has made some awful drops and failed with the bat on a few occasions but i personally dont think he has been as bad as some people say. There is nothing to say that those drops made might not have been cuaght by his closest rival chris read, personally i would stick with him, as dropping him potentially could do more harm than good, what does everyone else think?

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    bugger i meant to make this a poll but not sure how to do that after posting it

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    no Jones is a poor keeper that is all there is it too it. His batting is not good enough too makes up for this and it is high time he was dropped he can only really play one shot after all and gets out stupidly all the time. plus he is a cheat.

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    He should of gone before, now he absolutely HAS to go.

    But won't I doubt.


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    back him, I don't see anyone way better in the English game unless mediocre keeper batsmen like Read and Prior are promoted..
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    playing prior would be awful,

    i am a huge fan of read, but i am still not convinced that his batting is up to it,

    if jones really fails again with the gloves and the bat in the next innings then read might have to be called up, but if not then i see no point in dropping jones until after the series.

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    Back him, because he has the talent to succeed.

    Equally, however, do not discount the chances of the other contenders for his role - even if Jones regains his form and becomes a success, there's no sense in keeping him in if Prior or someone else bags 2000 runs next year - however unlikely that may be.

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    to be honest i dont think prior is anywhere near good enough to play for england, esspecially the test side, i would take chris read over him anyday.

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    Read is a fantastic keeper, just needs to work on his batting, then i'd pick him for Jones anyday.
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    as would i, its just that im not convinced his batting is up to the job.

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    As everyone else seems to be saying, i'd back him for lack of an alternative....

    To be honest i reckon someone like Read should've been given another go against Bangladesh, i mean its not like we needed the extra depth in the batting line up, and it would've answered a fair few 'can they handle the test scene' questions (ok, not all, it was only against Bangladesh after all)
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    imho they should just pick the best keeper period, and forget about the batting. It really lifts a fast bowler if he knows the keeper will take 99% of all chances, and maybe create a few with his own keeping skill.
    You know it makes sense.

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    Back him, i dont think either Read or Prior would make much of a difference.....

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    He has to get an extended run.

    He is talented with both bat and gloves, he just needs to improve his concentration.
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    also improve on off side,

    Why the hell do you have to do anything that goes through off side,

    Kaspa took full advantage of that and poor jones didnt know what to do with that ball.
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