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    Here are some of my first impressions.. I have been wrong on a few occasions..most striking being Cook.

    Quinney - crap
    Kleinvelt - crap
    Clarke - excellent player of spin, suspect against pace
    Amla - average
    Kohli - future great
    Pujara - flat track bully
    Khwaja - potential
    Cook - average
    Bell - great potential
    Panesar - crap
    Samit Patel - crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikey View Post
    Rob Quiney: Doesn't look like a cricketer. Doomed to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Faf du Plessis can't bowl.

    Seen he before, like, but 'tis his test debut.
    *Can bat tho, but.

    Must admit I really didn't think he had an epic like Adelaide in him after seeing his batting for Lancs. Looked more the kinda chap for a jolly 20 or 30 in speedy time.

    Guess that's one of the probs of mainly seeing limited overs domestic stuff on telly.
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    Yeah I think I'll join the Faf can bat train too. He's just look so composed, an ironclad defense and I've been impressed with his offside play, I figured he'd be a dominate legside bat, but he looks solid everywhere, as you do when you average above 250! So now he needs to move up the order a bit - I think he has the potential to perform well in all conditions.


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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    May as well put this here:

    Although strictly speaking not the first time I've seen him, it is the first time since his comeback so to speak:

    Robin Peterson - Very ordinary, will get flogged around if he makes it past the NZ series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    May as well put this here:

    Although strictly speaking not the first time I've seen him, it is the first time since his comeback so to speak:

    Robin Peterson - Very ordinary, will get flogged around if he makes it past the NZ series.
    Doesn't say too much about your batsmen then does it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonnench View Post
    Doesn't say too much about your batsmen then does it.
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    Robbie P to me seems like a decent spinner. Didnt show a whole lot of control and got hit a bit, but that was probably because he was in attack mode and so was flighting the ball more than he normally would. Would like to see him in containing mode before judging if he's a good bowler for RSA's needs.

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    I don't mind Robbie P. He is good in the field and a very handy number 8. He's a reasonable bowler when SA have their best 3 all on the park at the same time, but nothing special.

    Dean Elgar Has some improvement in him.

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    Economy rates of 5.38 and 6.35 actually flattered Peterson, and even if magically he does consistently take wickets, Smith won't want to bowl him because he'll consistently risk giving the ascendency back to the opposition. He doesn't seem to put enough revs on the ball to be able to get drift or prodigious spin. Happy to be proven wrong, but SA should still be looking for alternatives imo.
    Last edited by benchmark00; 03-12-2012 at 10:55 PM.

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    To be fair the balls he got Ponting and Clarke with both turned appreciably and the one the former got bounced a fair bit too.

    Uses his flight pretty well too, certainly not afraid to keep tossing 'em up.

    Definitely seems to lack the nous to think on his feet tho, which is pretty staggering for a guy who's played as much limited overs stuff as him. When Hastings, Starc and Lyon went into mow mode he did a very passable impression of a rabbit in the headlights and couldn't change up or down.

    Wasn't smart captaincy from Smith to keep him on for as long as he did, even if the runs were irrelevant to anything except Starc's & Lyon's averages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    To be fair the balls he got Ponting and Clarke with both turned appreciably and the one the former got bounced a fair bit too.
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    That did not move much off the straight at all. Defs bounced as you say, as you would expect at the bounciest ground in the world.

    The the one that got Clarke spun so much because it landed in a giant foot hole.

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    Suppose now Murali and Warne are gone, anything which goes of the straight has turned appreciably - whoever the spinner.
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