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Not sure if you all venture into the Australian Domestic Thread, but I was fortunate enough to see him at the GABBA today, he scored 102* off 102 balls.
He creamed the QLD attack to all parts, he's particularly hook and pull happy, but I guess that's what happens when QLD bowl so short to him! He's such a powerful player, even his defensive shots raced to cover and mid off. So yeah his batting is quite impressive, he did however get dropped twice, once at around 30 and the second time on 80.
His bowling was woeful, there is no other word for it. Either too short or full. He took 3 catches at second slip also, one of the catches was excellent, the other 2 were pretty routine.
So he's he new Cam White, but without the handicap of being Victorian?
GOOD OLD COLLINGWOOD - PREMIERS IN 2010Originally Posted by Irfan
Is Cam White, Is Good.
Hes got the deliveries to be a successful spinner. His leg break can turn a far bit, his flipper looks decent. Haven't seen him wrongun yet. Jenner said he needed 5 years before he would be ready, he said that last year so hes still got 4 years to go.
I could name 10 leg-spinners since Warne who have received similar praise from Jenner.
I don't believe he will ever rise above part-timer status with his leg-breaks, which is fair enough as his batting holds all the talent.
I know you can apply that every leg spinner to ever play the game. What I mean is, once he actually bowls more the right line and length we can get a better gague to how much turn he gets, drift, flight etc. And from that you have a better indication of how much of a threat is leg break can be.
We did it with White and found he gets no turn therefore he was never going to be a real threat. So far I've only seen Smith bowling short of length or full tosses as mentioned earlier where you can't really judge if he stock delivery will be a threat.
16 overs 0 wickets for 110 runs. rubbish.
Yes when, not if. You can't tell me that he will never land the ball in the right line and length. Consistency is another matter and even if he did become consistent, if his leg spin doesn't turn (aka White) then hes never going to be overly threatening.
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