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    Compton looks alright may not score a lot this series but i would like Eng to stick with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pup Clarke View Post
    Worst kind of knee-jerk.
    This is about first impressions, first innings he couldn't rotate the strike then got bowled through bat and pad. Not good. Was dodgy again at the beginning today but thankfully improved and looks much better. Hope he comes off but more likely to be in the middle order than as an opener in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    My guess is that he'll prove to be a much better player of pace than spin.

    Has pretty hard hands and looks like he's one of those batters who plants his front pad as a matter of course and has to play around it.
    Oh, he's good, this Brumby fella.

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    Abul Hasan can bat.


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    Faf du Plessis can't bowl.

    Seen he before, like, but 'tis his test debut.

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    Pujara - how many Test centuries?
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    I'll wait until I see him outside of India, but he looks an absolute jet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    I'll wait until I see him outside of India, but he looks an absolute jet.
    Agree with this, looks brilliant at present but is it just good form at home or is he the real deal. Can't tell that till he plays well away from home. Real prospect though.

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    Judging by his 'A' tours overseas hopefully he'll be good overseas as well. Got undone by a few good ones in South Africa but that's not a big enough sample size imo. Think he can cope with bounce, but it remains to see how he deals with pace and lateral movement.

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    He'll be helped as well by the fact the pressure will be off a bit as he has runs in the bank and won't get dropped straight away if he fails in the next overseas tour. Playing as he did before with so many stars and only really one place up for grabs there was no real chance for anyone to get a decent run unless it was Yuvraj.

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    I feel bad for Quiney. No batsman really deserves to average 3 after two matches.

    I was happy that Quiney got a game, but I've always thought that the shorter formats were more his thing and I hope these three dismissals wont impact on his potential future ODI and T20 chances with the Australian team.

    In the field Quiney has been very good and his bowling has been respectable for someone who doesn't bowl for his state - he certainly looks the part in the field, just a shame he didn't play and miss instead of nicking off.

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    Seeing as Shane Warne once said that Monty Panesar is playing his first test every time he sets foot on the park he hasn't done too badly in this game.

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    Pujara played in South Africa ftr. Didn't do much in his 3 innings but faced one of the best deliveries you will ever see from Steyn to be dismissed in one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Seeing as Shane Warne once said that Monty Panesar is playing his first test every time he sets foot on the park he hasn't done too badly in this game.
    I think he's improved as a bowler since Warney said that, has more variation. Still drops too many short though.
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