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    when you have guys like munro turning up to play for you in tests you're going to big up any decent prospect you have tbf.

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    He's from Northern Districts. Doomed to fail.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satyanash89 View Post
    I honestly don't get the Williamson love. I think he'll be a good bat and all but I don't think he's anywhere near as good as Pujara, Kohli, Bravo, Warner etc
    He's an nzer. Big fish, small pond so naturally attracts more attention.
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    He's from Northern Districts. Doomed to fail.
    Indeed, he has no hope of matching up to CD success stories such as Sinclair and How.
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    What do people make of Asad Shafiq. Played a good knock against the best in the world on their own home turf.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Williamson isn't as good as most make him out to be tbh. Decent cricketer but I doubt he'll be near the top of this list a decade down the road.
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    when you have guys like munro turning up to play for you in tests you're going to big up any decent prospect you have tbf.
    Shudup, Williamson is New Zealand's next great bowler. Hey I found a gif of Williamson delivering to Munro


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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Nationaux View Post
    What do people make of Asad Shafiq. Played a good knock against the best in the world on their own home turf.
    On his first tour here I thought he had one of the best techniques in the Pakistan side and would be good player.

    Many modern Pakistan batsmen are good on the attack, but Shafiq is one of the few who is also good defensively.

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    He's good against spinners.

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    You may have laughed at me before but I'm going to persist in saying Irfan Karim's the hottest batting prospect in associate cricket just now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    He's an nzer. Big fish, small pond so naturally attracts more attention.


    Indeed, he has no hope of matching up to CD success stories such as Sinclair and How.
    Cribb likes Williamson; doomed to fail probably makes more sense.
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    Williamson looks a much better player than his pathetic average of 30 suggests.

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    shakib, nasir, rahim looking pretty good now also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricketismylife View Post
    Williamson looks a much better player than his pathetic average of 30 suggests.
    That would be because he is.

    He's underperformed somewhat in his test career to date I'll admit that, inconsistancy has plagued him pretty badly. But some of the expectations people seem to have placed on him are just totally ridiculously, it's as though he should be averaging 45+ and because he isn't he's some sort of cricketing bust. Newsflash, test cricket is tough. It is especially tough when you're a young batsmen trying to make it in a team that is as bad as this New Zealand one as been over the past three or so years. He's also come into the New Zealand team where we've played a lot of test cricket recently (for us anyway) but very little of it at home, 21 test matches and he's played 1/3 them at home.

    He might not have the record so far that a few other young batsmen have managed but his overall game is right up there, you only have to watch him for five minutes to see that.

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    Williamson's problem is he's a flawed young middle order batsman playing as a de facto opener.

    He's not the best young batsman right now, Pujara is. cbf predicting which of this lot will be the best because I'll be wrong anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Williamson's problem is he's a flawed young middle order batsman playing as a de facto opener.
    This.

    He's a busy middle order batsman whose main shots rely on the pitch having flattened out somewhat.

    He's not suited to bat at 3, and especially not behind our openers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    when you have guys like munro turning up to play for you in tests blah blah blah
    Munro is a cricketing God! Certainly the best young batsman around right now (top class bowler as well).

    But because NZ's selectors are blind and ******** (and play lawn bowls) they don't see his greatness and he will probably never get to play another Test match.

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