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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    As magnificent as he has been since taking the helm, I must say I was disappointed with Clarke's captaincy this morning

    It's so negative, ludicrous and a proven failed formula, to put everyone back for the better batsman, and just focus on the tailender

    He was treating Chandinal as Bradman
    I've never fully understood the disliking for doing that. How would having the field up helped them get Chandimal out?
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    This English top three are cornflakes. They're not the most exciting thing out but they're pretty effective. Then the middle order are the sugar. Would be too much on their own but added to the cornflakes they add some much needed interest

    When KP returns he will be the banana..

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    As magnificent as he has been since taking the helm, I must say I was disappointed with Clarke's captaincy this morning

    It's so negative, ludicrous and a proven failed formula, to put everyone back for the better batsman, and just focus on the tailender

    He was treating Chandinal as Bradman
    Nah you've been brain washed by the commentators. It works far more times than it doesn't, especially when you have a very poor #11 there. You never hear about when it works because its no big deal, but the times when it doesn't work you get a prolonged discussion about it. More often than not, when it doesn't work it's because the bowlers can't bowl to the plan.
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    They weren't trying to get him out

    That's the point mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    I've never fully understand the disliking for doing that. How would having the field up helped them get Chandimal out?
    Yep exactly, the rare occasions where it doesn't work (and there have been a few instances) it seems bad because they talk about it for ages. And commentators would say that because it doesn't make for interesting viewing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Nah you've been brain washed by the commentators. It works far more times than it doesn't, especially when you have a very poor #11 there. You never hear about when it works because its no big deal, but the times when it doesn't work you get a prolonged discussion about it. More often than not, when it doesn't work it's because the bowlers can't bowl to the plan.
    So them trying to get Chanders out would have resulted in an even bigger partnership?

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    So them trying to get Chanders out would have resulted in an even bigger partnership?
    Very possibly because there'd be more opportunities for him to pick up boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    They weren't trying to get him out

    That's the point mate
    They still had slips. Just because they're defending boundaries instead of singles it doesn't mean they're not trying to get him out.

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    It's just such an Ian Chappellism. All out attack 100% of the time isn't always the best thing.

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    There would have been moe risk

    As it was, wtih everybody on the fence, the risk of hitting the ball in the air, was non existant

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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    It's just such an Ian Chappellism. All out attack 100% of the time isn't always the best thing.

    Setting conventional fields does not equate to "all out attack"

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    Top order batsmen very rarely get out caught in front of the wicket off seamers. Having mid wicket back instead of up doesn't seriously hinder your chances of getting the batsmen out, but it might just save a couple of boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    Setting conventional fields does not equate to "all out attack"
    You set conventional fields for players who are looking to play conventional cricket.

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    No offence, but you're the new Mister Wright

    Automatically refute any criticism of players from your state

    It's the Australian team

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    No offence, but you're the new Mister Wright

    Automatically refute any criticism of players from your state

    It's the Australian team
    It has nothing to do with Michael Clarke. People going on calling it a bad tactic has always been a pet hate of mine. Search this forums and you'll find me posting about it countless times. I defended Yousuf when he did it against Australia (known Wagga boy Mohammad Yousuf) and I'm on record defending Ricky Ponting when he's done it (Newcastle raised Ricky Ponting).

    It's just lazy cricket watching and commentating. Yeah let's have the alternative with a 70 over ball and put a ring field and see him swing his head off and get another quick 40, when we can stop that and increase our opportunity to bowl to one of the worst #11's in world cricket. Just lazy and misguided.
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