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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    I actually love watching him bowl. Really enjoy it. He's a clever bowler. But his batting is ordinary to watch.

    In limited over cricket he's great to watch, needs to smack it round.
    He looks like he's just got out of a heavy squat session while bowling. Though I do remember him having a more fluent run up and action when he first started. Injuries obviously.

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    Johnson or Cutting in at number 4 and be done with it.

    Alternatively - move Wade up to 4 and Johnson or Cutting in at 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruckus View Post
    When he is in form, I think his batting is pretty glorious to watch.

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    Nah I'm with Arachnodouche here in watchability. Has some good shots but generally speaking I feel like I'm watching a robot's version of Test batting. Think Rob has the best description - "board game technique"
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    With Ruckus here, really enjoy watching his batting when he's on song.
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    His batting is more entertaining in a sheer lolz sort of way when on song (ie. this) than any aesthetic value of itself.

    E: Just watched this again. **** it was funny.
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    If you really want him to play as an all rounder. You have got to accept he will be injured at least 1 out 3 tests.

    So you need a plan B, when he gets injured. If you want to play him as top order batsmen, then you need to have shadow top order batsmen i.e. Khawaja. If you want a him a 5th bowler that bats in the top 6, then you need to shadow him with a bowling all rounder i.e. Mitch Marsh, Moz or Maxwell.

    If they are serious about the squad rotation, then you need a Plan B with Watson gets injured. Like they do for the front line quicks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyc View Post
    With Ruckus here, really enjoy watching his batting when he's on song.
    Problem is his test career so far has been riddled with injuries/concentration issues etc., we've yet to really see a truly fluent Watson. His 80-odd the other day was a pretty good example of that. That wasn't his natural style at all, and against that attack on that pitch if he was in form he should have hit a run-a-ball hundred. Some of his 50's he has made have been pretty flawless, but with a score that low you really still don't see a batsman truly open up. He needs to break that mental barrier badly.

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    But he won't. Because he's ****.

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    Why the **** hasn't Top Cat posted a picture of the "Test Match" board game batsman yet?

    Unacceptable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Why the **** hasn't Top Cat posted a picture of the "Test Match" board game batsman yet?

    Unacceptable.
    Borderline infractable IMO. **** needs to sort it out.

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    Stop moving him around and bat him at four. Tell him "You're our long term number four" and let him settle into that position and role. Only bowl him if absolutely necessary (and even then only sparingly).

    If he injures himself don't shuffle the order around, just have a backup no.4 waiting in the wings.

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    The myth of Shane Watson

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    Watson should keep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    I got great enjoyment in going to the game and shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    Proudly against the bring back Bennett movement since he is injury prone and won't last 5 days.

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    some good points, but let's put some context into it: He's basically wrote it because some people have suggested replacing his beloved Cowan with Watson
    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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