I'd have no worries selecting him and giving him a go given where we are at but I get the feeling that it wont happen. Fitness and athletes who can play 1 dayers ant t20s more important atm. Which is **** cause in a test team you have more of a chance of hiding someone if needed.
The problem isn't that Cossie is fat. Its the non cricket reason keeping him out thats stupid. Just another exasperating example of what we're doing wrong. What was ever the problem with selecting someone on performances? Why does being a fatty trump being able to play?
Is Cossie a waddler anyway? His fc stats show him to be a good catcher. He's a handy medium pacer too and brings that to the side if you're looking for someone to bowl the overs that might be considered too much for Pattinson.
Burns, Maddinson and now Silk should be left to perform in the shield. The only other candidates for an ashes tour are Bailey, Doolan, Ferguson and Rogers in addition to the 6 screwing up in India atm. Unless Ponting's form has the selectors trying to talk him back into availability. I was thinking that we might have to pick 2 of them for Usman and Hughes. Maybe if the latter can turn 50 into 100 in the 3rd test we'll only need 1 replacement
Sorry, should make it clear, I'm not sure whether Cosgrove still holds a grudge. Isn't the type to just let things go, though.
I dont give a crap about Khawaja's attitude. He should be next in line if someone is dropped. Being in the squad but never playing doesnt help anyone.
EDIT: Just averages 40 in Shield over almost 10 years, averaged < 40 for SA.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 17-03-2013 at 10:06 PM.
I agree with almost everything you say adub, but I wouldn't say that Burns is exactly being hidden at 5. He's come in to bat in difficult situations and had wickets falling all over the place when he's been at the crease too. I think QLD have decided that RH,LH,RH,LH,RH.LH top six might be a decent strategy too.
Come to think about it, QLD top 6 looks like its trying to replicate Australia.
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Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
Is his county gig for the entire year across all 3 formats and what division is Leicerstershire in?
The thing with Uzi is that if he finishes the tour having not played a test as a reserve bat he'd have been better off finishing the season with his state.
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