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    I can only imagine the blueprint McCullum was talking about was to see if they can get to 19/1 after 10 overs again on what looks to be a cracking wicket ...

    Very very strange decision to bat first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Tsotsobe is actually really underrated. Accurate left-armer who swings it back into the right hander and gets awkward bounce. I still reckon he'd have become a decent enough test bowler had philander not burst onto the scene.

    When he's on song but tends to be a bit inconsistent. One of his problems is lack of pace so on the flat tracks he has to be accurate or he can travel.

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    Well, this hasn't started ideally.

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    Was dire at Essex, tbh. Word is he had refuelling and penis issues too.
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    That's some seriously ordinary batting lineup South Africa have today. Faf is the captain, averages less than 30 in ODIs, Smith is the old head but for two years has averaged nothing and hasn't scored a ODI hundred in years and then you have the cow corner brigade. Chuck Virus and Neil Mac into the side and this game wouldn't be a dead rubber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Don't get what makes Tsotsobe and McKay so successful in one dayers. So damn effective for no apparent reason.
    They're tall and really hard to get away in limited overs games. On the other hand, people like Steyn who are much skiddy are much easier to hit in limited overs cricket. Tsotsobe and McKay are both people who will continue to benefit form two new balls as well IMO, as they both get quite a bit of seam movement in helpful conditions.
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    Isn't McKenzie Kolpaking it just now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TT Boy View Post
    That's some seriously ordinary batting lineup South Africa have today. Faf is the captain, averages less than 30 in ODIs, Smith is the old head but for two years has averaged nothing and hasn't scored a ODI hundred in years and then you have the cow corner brigade. Chuck Virus and Neil Mac into the side and this game wouldn't be a dead rubber.
    Didn't Smith score a ton against Lanka last summer? Agree he struggles in this format these days though. Not sure the point of McKenzie though when Kirsten says he's trying things out. He's yesterday's man. Don't think de Kock is as bad as you think either. He hit some nice straight blows the other day.

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    SA must have the fattest cricketers in the world.
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    Disclaimer: I am a biased South African. Anything I say is likely to have something in it that ultimately favours the Proteas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Was dire at Essex, tbh. Word is he had refuelling and penis issues too.
    They were not impressed with his attitude at all.

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    Wait what, virus and nMac aren't playing are they?

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    Wtf is with phangiso's stats. Part timer?

    About 40 wickets in about 85 matches or something at an average of 24ish and a rpo of over 6.5.

    And just to make his selection all the more laughable, his shirt number is 69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    SA must have the fattest cricketers in the world.
    Lol.

    Something in that. Smith, Kallis and Big Vern all big boned.

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    Guys like Kleinveldt and Lopsy are both wobbly too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPrez View Post
    Wtf is with phangiso's stats. Part timer?

    About 40 wickets in about 85 matches or something at an average of 24ish and a rpo of over 6.5.

    And just to make his selection all the more laughable, his shirt number is 69.
    I've seen de Kock wear 69 before and that's his twitter number.



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