There's just something a bit more embarrassing about backing Franklin, as if you lent a guy with a mediocrity addiction money to "get himself clean".
What are your thoughts on Tim Seifert, Kippax? I'm not quite so pessimistic about the kids chances, but evidently there's a bit of work to be done before he'll ever be a success at the higher levels.
Yeah, quite liked his very natural-looking setup and quite naturally nimble footwork to the spinners, and the fact he at least values the straight face. His pull shot is pretty unsightly, but also worth remembering they declared within half an hour of his dismissal.
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Hit footowork to the quicks isn't incredible but he seems to play it late and adjusts for movement pretty well there. Who's the Brett Lee clone btw?
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What are your thoughts on Hunter, Kippax?
He dominated the second half of the club cricket season in Dunedin.
Fantastic footage Kippax - you have my vote in BOTM until the end.
Seifert looked more composed in that knock. Still didn't care for his FD.
The NZ attack did not have classic bowling actions. That is a polite way of saying they were not very good. With the exception I think of the second medium pacer in the clip.
Good to see the juniors still suffer from the trusty third innings collapse
Good to see that we are teaching them young that 'test' matches should be nothing more than a 13 a-side warm-up for the one-dayers.
I take it this doesn't count from an official stats POV?
Yeah, I liked the fact the Aussies were picking him up late, and that he's beating the top edge of the bat on a late season Lincoln pitch. He's limiting his modes of dismissal by jumping out wide on the crease every time obvs but he's got reasonable control.
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I'm starting to judge Buchanan now. I honestly couldnt quite 'place him' before.
But with an NZ A test v India A turned a little farcical by him and Littlejohn wanting to experiment with how 2 bowlers, who will never play another test, and who would never lead the attack if they did - would go leading the attack with no 3rd paceman.
And now this farce of an U19 test.
I realize it's not just Buchanan's decision, and there is another team involved.
But for a guy with a job which is so hard to measure, the few times he is involved with actual matches in the 'develoment' sphere -I've been pretty ****ed off with how they have been run.
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