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    Yeah I like it. I tend to mark down teams which have Flower keeping as I don't rate it very highly.

    @Watson. I rate Flower higher. Very much like Headley, he was all that was standing against defeat for his team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    Not sure if I'm doing the right thing but i will relieve Andy Flower off his keeping duties and play him at no 5 as specialist batsman where his average is around 55. Moving Frank Worrell to opening position to accommodate Farokh Engineer at no 7.

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    Yeah, I reckon that's a good move which will probably get you votes. Flower is great as a specialist batsman and Engineer will do a good job with the gloves. Win-win.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, was in huge confusion about which way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyZaltzHair View Post
    Thanks for the feedback guys, was in huge confusion about which way to go
    Yeah I think that makes your team a lot better personally, but I've always been a pretty harsh critic of Flower's glovework in general. I'm in arguably a similar bind with Walcott - although he was a superb keeper by all reports, injury prevented him from sustaining that workload. I'll be left with a much more limited choice of wicket keepers than you if I choose to go down your path though.
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    AZH probably could have made better picks for his team (Flower as a specialist bat works, Worrell opening is the iffy bit), but there are so many players still needing a keeper-bat that it was a smart move just to take Engineer off the market.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    AZH probably could have made better picks for his team (Flower as a specialist bat works, Worrell opening is the iffy bit), but there are so many players still needing a keeper-bat that it was a smart move just to take Engineer off the market.
    Engineer did a bit of opening himself, did he not? Would seem a waste to open with Engineer and have someone like Worrell chilling at 7 though.

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    - Monk's XI

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    - Stan McCabe
    - Neil Harvey
    - Michael Clarke (c)
    - Alan Knott (wk)
    - Wasim Akram
    - Shane Warne
    - Brian Statham
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    watson - Godfrey Evans
    kingkallis - Denis Lindsay
    AndyZaltzHair - Farokh Engineer
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    Herbie Taylor for my next selection please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    - Monk's XI

    - Arthur Morris
    - Sid Barnes
    - Brian Lara
    - Stan McCabe
    - Neil Harvey
    - Michael Clarke (c)
    - Alan Knott (wk)
    - Wasim Akram
    - Shane Warne
    - Brian Statham
    - Andy Roberts

    Here is some good footage of Statham bowling to Harvey in 1958/59. I must admit that I was quite taken back by Statham's action which was nothing like I had imagined. Basically he lifts his arm straight up in the air before whirling it over at the delivery stride. I can understand why Glen McGrath was so accurate because his action was so fluid, but how Statham achieved his legendary accuracy with a jerky action like that is a mystery to me;

    Neil Harvey 167 vs England - 2nd test MCG 1958/59 ASHES - YouTube
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Here is some good footage of Statham bowling to Harvey in 1958/59. I must admit that I was quite taken back by Statham's action which was nothing like I had imagined. Basically he lifts his arm straight up in the air before whirling it over at the delivery stride. I can understand why Glen McGrath was so accurate because his action was so fluid, but how Statham achieved his legendary accuracy with a jerky action like that is a mystery to me;

    Neil Harvey 167 vs England - 2nd test MCG 1958/59 ASHES - YouTube
    I've seen a bit of footage of him bowling. He does have an ugly action. Sort of goes against my "players I'd love to watch" theme, but he was too good a bowler to pass up. He'd compliment Wasim and Roberts perfectly.

    Great footage, thanks mate!

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