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    Du Plessis = the new Hussey/Trott?

    As in be decent to good at FC level for many years, start to hit form, gets a call-up and guns it?
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    Don't think this really deserves a thread Morgie

    Don't nearly 50% of Test players come from having a couple of decent years and a breakthrough season though?

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    Have all been pressure innings which is impressive
    You know it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Don't think this really deserves a thread Morgie

    Don't nearly 50% of Test players come from having a couple of decent years and a breakthrough season though?
    Percentage of them that succeeded?

    He just looks all class now.


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    Duminy looked class in Australia a few years back and look what happened with him. Not saying Faf is going to go that way but Trott has dropped right off and is lucky to not have been dropped yet and only Hussey has sustained the average over 50. Faf certainly going to stay in the side in the short term at least ahead of Rudolph/Duminy.

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    I don't see the comparison.

    Faf Du Plessis has largely been a poor first class cricketer for most of his career. Turned things around last season and was rewarded with selection. Hussey and Trott put together year upon year of heavy domestic scoring.

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    Faf has really surprised me, to be fair. As I said in another thread it's probably partly a product of mainly seeing players in limited overs mode, but based of what he'd done for Lancs when he was Kolpaking away, he looked the kinda of chap who'd score you a breezy 25-40, nick off or sky one to mid off, ta v much and then send down some almost serviceable wrist spin.

    Latter statement is probably closer to how his test career (all one test & one day of it) has panned out thus far.

    Excepting his leggies have to improve dramatically to become "alomst serviceable".
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    The Faf Du Plessis who played for Lancashire a few seasons back was distinctly ordinary - in fact so ordinary that without DNA evidence I'm not prepared to accept the bloke currently playing for South Africa is the same man

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    Was looking to see what he needs for the best Test average ever. Turns out it's 71 more before his next dismissal, to beat Rowe's 336.



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