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    Jeets doesn't really deserve to be bowling.
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    I can't decide which advert is worse - the morrison haka or the indian called luluplupluplup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    I can't decide which advert is worse - the morrison haka or the indian called luluplupluplup
    lol I guess it's a case of it's so bad that it's so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Bracewell's a strange case. I'm not sure he's quite up to Test standard day-in, day-out; but when he gets himself into a groove he can look world class. When he doesn't fire, he seems to be pretty toothless against decent batsmen.

    He's only 22 though, so I have no doubt he will develop into a great NZ bowler, but right now he must be causing some headaches for selectors.
    I don't think that's really a strange case; he's a talented bowler who can legitimately trouble good Test players but doesn't have the consistency yet to do it all the time. It's why there are scores of bowlers who will do better than him domestically but would be completely toothless at Test level - he can bowl balls they can't and occasionally trouble high class plaeyrs, even if he dishes up much more rubbish. It's far from unique though; pretty common for young bowlers with potential IMO.

    Not a new thing with him either - he bowled some downright awful spells in Australia that were quickly forgotten when he won them a Test.
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    "oh look here, all the tourist from all the foreign. they know my name. what is my name?"

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    Credit to Mahela where it's due but this has not been his best innings. If this was an away test he would be lucky to still be there judging by the way he's poked with hard hands to the pacemen at times.

    Not sure how we're going to get Mathews out though. Apart from a few uncontrolled hooks he's looked pretty comfortable.

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    Yay, Jeetan Patel looking nice and toothless. I really can't stand watching him bowl, terrible off-spinner really, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to flat. I guess you couldn't play Astle though, he's a leggie and he bowls the odd bad ball....

    Edit: Can't really blame Bracewell here, bugger all cricket, no warm up game, it's hardly surprising he's been this bad.
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    Nah, I disagree entirely. These guys eat spinners for breakfast but Jeets has been tight. Astle's one bad ball an over would be the end of him against Sri Lanka, India et al. If this was a turner in New Zealand, England, Australia or South Africa I'd roll him out for a go, but not here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    Yay, Jeetan Patel looking nice and toothless. I really can't stand watching him bowl, terrible off-spinner really, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay to flat. I guess you couldn't play Astle though, he's a leggie and he bowls the odd bad ball....

    Edit: Can't really blame Bracewell here, bugger all cricket, no warm up game, it's hardly surprising he's been this bad.
    I'd say that Bracewell has had way more bowling for CD than either Boult or Southee have had for New Zealand.
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    I agree with the prince guy now, Mathews looks to be a superb player against pace, needs to open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    I'd say that Bracewell has had way more bowling for CD than either Boult or Southee have had for New Zealand.
    Perhaps, but two games in the last month and a half is hardly ideal preperation for a test seamer, especially by bowling on the other side of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Nah, I disagree entirely. These guys eat spinners for breakfast but Jeets has been tight. Astle's one bad ball an over would be the end of him against Sri Lanka, India et al. If this was a turner in New Zealand, England, Australia or South Africa I'd roll him out for a go, but not here.
    Patel needs to be able to take wickets though, and so far he hasn't even looked close in doing so. Being tight is all well and good but you can't expect the seamers to pick up all 10 wickets.

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    I don't think it's a workload thing. Nearly every single over he's bowled he's bowled dross in the first 2-3 deliveries and finished strongly. He's having trouble getting started, so maybe it's related to the changes he's made to his action? They could still be feeling a bit new and weird to him so he might be taking a few balls every over to get comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    Perhaps, but two games in the last month and a half is hardly ideal preperation for a test seamer, especially by bowling on the other side of the world.
    Meh, he's a professional cricketer. Ideally he'd get a warm-up game, but he really has no excuse to turn up and bowl a bag of **** like he has today.



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