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    How do you rate SA selectors?

    I for one don't rate them a bit. Kallis looks unlikely for the 1st test and the selectors have brought in Peterson as an extra batsman. This move is hardly logical when a youngster like Elgar is showning amazing form who can open the batting and bring an extra bowling option. In turn Peterson can take the place of Dumminy who will no doubt fail at least half of the test matches due to his technical issue. Surely Prince should not open in the absence of Kallis and move down the order to strengthen it? Whats more is a guy like Mclaren makes the squad ahead of Philander who i back to score more runs, bowl faster and is third highest wicket taker in the domestic four dayers. Ntini is also aging and in horrible form and keeps Tsotsobe out of the squad, who must be feeling that he has better chance going kolpak :P

    A string of recent selection scandals needs to be answered: Kuhn in better form than Boucher for a couple of seasons. Tsotsobe never making the squad again after a four wicket haul on ODI debut. Albie on the other hand had almost 6 games in a row of sub par performances before being dropped.

    Yes I am ranting but why are SA selectors so hot and cold?
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    I've honestly yet to come accross a set of selectors and think "they've done a really good job for a good long while". I'm sure there must be examples of selectors who have and did, but I've only been following selection since the mid-1990s, and it's not remotely easy to assess selection by looking back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    I've honestly yet to come accross a set of selectors and think "they've done a really good job for a good long while". I'm sure there must be examples of selectors who have and did, but I've only been following selection since the mid-1990s, and it's not remotely easy to assess selection by looking back.
    Yea other than Kolpak selection & via the quota system, i cant remember SA in my lifetime or reading up, picking any real shockers tbf.

    Maybe you could claim Dale Steyn wasn't ready for test or itnernational ccricket when ENG toured in 04/05. He was just wild, although you could see the talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I'm starting a petition for jboss to have his own sub forum where he can post away to his heart's content and I don't have to see it.
    And constantly create needless threads that could've and should've been posted in tour threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Yea other than Kolpak selection, i cant remember SA in my lifetime or reading up, picking any real shockers tbf.

    Maybe you could claim Dale Steyn wasn't ready for test or itnernational ccricket when ENG toured in 04/05. He was just wild, although you could see the talent.
    Ontong vs. Australia? Justin Kemp, test cricketer. Been so many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Ontong vs. Australia? Justin Kemp, test cricketer. Been so many.
    Wasn't Ontong a Kolpak selection?.

    Well yea Kemp was bad. Not sure why SA played him in 05/06 tour to AUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Wasn't Ontong a Kolpak selection?.

    Well yea Kemp was bad. Not sure why SA played him in 05/06 tour to AUS.
    You mean quota? Kolpak is completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie View Post
    Maybe you could claim Dale Steyn wasn't ready for test or itnernational ccricket when ENG toured in 04/05. He was just wild, although you could see the talent.
    Arguably cost them the series picking Steyn ahead of Langeveldt, who had skittled the tourists in the warm-up game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Arguably cost them the series picking Steyn ahead of Langeveldt, who had skittled the tourists in the warm-up game.
    Didn't Langeveldt have a broken hand and thus wasn't available selection for all the test matches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    Didn't Langeveldt have a broken hand and thus wasn't available selection for all the test matches?
    I thought he (Langeveldt) did that after appearing in the one they won. Might be very wrong though.

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    Yup, he did break his hand in the 3rd test, causing him to miss the last two. His initial non-selection was another matter entirely.
    Last edited by wpdavid; 06-12-2009 at 02:55 AM.

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