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    Erm yes, he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Erm yes, he is.
    Not a good one.

    He is a poor all round. Poor at batting and bowling.

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    Yes he is a batsman, he may not be a batsman you rate particularly highly (shrewdly reading between the lines) but his primary discipline is with the bat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teja. View Post

    Looking forward to catching the start tomorrow, Can only watch three days after which I have to fly to Delhi and then work begins for the next 30 days and the Supreme Court lawyer under whom I am working told me that he has three ground rules - 1. There are no timings in litigation, 2. There are no sundays in litigation, 3. There are no sick leaves in litigation. Sounds very fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFD View Post
    I'm amazed people are happy with Patel at six.

    He's not a batsman!
    What does that say about James Taylor, then, who bats below him for Nottinghamshire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Yes he is a batsman, he may not be a batsman you rate particularly highly (shrewdly reading between the lines) but his primary discipline is with the bat.
    Well everyone bats, but I'd call him an all rounder as his batting average isn't anything to write home about.

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    What does that say about James Taylor, then, who bats below him for Nottinghamshire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LFD View Post
    Well everyone bats, but I'd call him an all rounder as his batting average isn't anything to write home about.
    He averages just under 40 in first-class cricket with the bat and the ball, that would suggest he is a better batsman than bowler. I'm not suggesting he is one of the finest batsmen around, but what isn't in doubt is what his primary discipline is.

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    Apart from the usual points of interest in watching England on the sub-continent I'm especially looking forward to seeing how our new opener Compton goes, how Patel fares with both bat and ball, whether our attack retains its controlled and disciplined lines and lengths, a swashbuckling KP innings a la his last century against SA, and so many other things. Can Swann prove his worth against a side that play spin so well ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodster View Post
    Apart from the usual points of interest in watching England on the sub-continent I'm especially looking forward to seeing how our new opener Compton goes, how Patel fares with both bat and ball, whether our attack retains its controlled and disciplined lines and lengths, a swashbuckling KP innings a la his last century against SA, and so many other things. Can Swann prove his worth against a side that play spin so well ?
    Certainly looking forward to seeing how the batting gets on, especially Compton as debutant.

    Be interesting to see the leadership from Cook as captain, as it is going to be a tough series.

    Obviously see how the team react with KP, although I think that will be fine.

    Swann is due a big series and he has to deliver on surfaces that he needs to exploit - he is meant to be one of the best spinners in the world - he has to prove it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    What does that say about James Taylor, then, who bats below him for Nottinghamshire?
    Umpire.

    Not sure why people think Patel is a bad fielder either, he's always in the main fielding positions for Notts.

    H's been decent for England as well, dropped one easy chance from what I remember, but who hasn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LFD View Post
    Certainly looking forward to seeing how the batting gets on, especially Compton as debutant.

    Be interesting to see the leadership from Cook as captain, as it is going to be a tough series.

    Obviously see how the team react with KP, although I think that will be fine.

    Swann is due a big series and he has to deliver on surfaces that he needs to exploit - he is meant to be one of the best spinners in the world - he has to prove it!
    Yes be interesting to see how Cook goes now he has been installed as the full-time captain. Obviously he's going to have to develop on the job, but we may get some insights into the type of skipper he is hoping to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Chanderpaul View Post
    Umpire.

    Not sure why people think Patel is a bad fielder either, he's always in the main fielding positions for Notts.

    H's been decent for England as well, dropped one easy chance from what I remember, but who hasn't?

    "big lad, must be a **** fielder"
    Let's be fair, I'm not sure Faf du Plessis needs to worry too much about Patel's athleticism!He's a steady fielder, but he isn't going to be quick to the ball or agile enough to be throwing himself about at backward point, but I agree he isn't a liability in the field.

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    Tbf Gatting packed some weight but he was a pretty decent fielder by all accounts.
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    No one has criticised Patel in the field for what I have read on here.

    It is his batting and bowling that's the issue!



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