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Do you know if he made a conscious decision to change his game at some point or was I just given bad info about what sort of player he was from the start?
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Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
Boult and Wagner pretty unlucky not to have a wicket so far. Will be interested to see what McClenaghan looks like in comparison to those two.
edit: Hrmm first ball five wides
Last edited by straw man; 18-09-2012 at 09:15 PM.
McClenaghan looks a definite rung or three below Boult and Wagner. Wonder if he could gain a bit more pace through the crease... may be restricted by previous injuries.
Boult Just bowled a testing delivery to one of the India lefties (Menaria) who had absolutely no idea and edged to slip.
Pace wise, how was Mitch? He always goes for runs but seems to get wickets. Looks like we have a chance here, the 5 bowler is the thing I'm worried about. CDC mixed with Worker I guess, will be interesting when they are brought on. Cant afford to drop the pressure or they will get a partnership underway.
Wow, Ellis just bowled one that absolutely took off. Wicket has mostly been fairly true from what I've seen, though with some decent seam movement. Still laughing at the shot from Menaria to Boult - the shot of many a young subcontinent batsmen on first trip to NZ, who has been spooked by the bounce and seam movement.
I dunno if you got bad info, he could well have been in Zimbabwe. He's definitely top four at club level, opens in limited overs and four in two-dayers when available. He's too good for that level by a long way. His bowling is also good at that level, bowls away shape and a slightly heavy ball which worked well at FC level until he was injured.
Unfortunately today was another typical Colin innings. 14 off 12, four off his first ball, almost played on with his second, then plays a horrific shot to hole out off a leggie on a green one. They picked him for NZ as they backed themselves to get the best out of him but it hasn't happened yet.
And Blain, I take it the last C in CDC stands for cricketer...!
Haha...that innings had more class than Kruger could ever hope to have. Great use of the crease, perfectly timed innings until he unfortunately nicked one.
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