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    What he isn't is a top 6 batter which is where he has spent back to back tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    He's really bad. I mean, genuinely fingers over your eyes bad.

    As I said in the tour thread, if he's the incumbent come the English leg of the Ashes it could be painfully funny to watch, given the deviation we can get after the ball passes the stumps.

    Is there a case for playing him as a specialist bat tho? Anyone top ordure (sic) that contains Felson, Twatto and Rainman isn't of the first water.
    It's probably the most alien conditions for him in India isn't it? Given the lack of bounce.
    Every 5 years we have an election and have to decide who are the least obnoxious out of all the men. Then one gets in and they age really quickly. Which is always fun to watch.

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    Alien or not, doesn't seem to matter. He was dire against South Africa in his own conditions.

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    It's a different kind of alien. In England, for no obvious reason, you get wobble after the bat, which is an absolute nightmare to keep against. Very few overseas keepers go well on their first tour here for that very reason, and even then it can make you look an idiot (cf Dhoni 2011).

    Have a look at 6:17-7:11 on this Prior masterclass video.

    Haven't seen any of Wade's efforts this time around - anything specific that he's doing badly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    It's somewhat worrying that Victoria have replaced him with another guy who isn't a natural keeper.

    I haven't caught much of this Test just gone, but what I did he really did look super sloppy. Be interesting to see how much it comes under scrutiny in the press, as if he performed like that in a home Test, then there would be calls for his sacking straight away.

    It's going to be interesting to see what he can make of himself in the long term with the gloves. There'll be a time when he's out of the team in the near future, but hopefully he can "do a Prior".
    Hopefully he's aiming higher than that. Ian Healy, who obviously turned into one of our best pair of hands, was pretty awful early on, probably the 3rd or 4th best 'keeper in the country when he first played Tests. Heals concentration on getting better at 'keeping probably affected his batting so it depends on what the selectors are looking for too.

    I'm no 'keeper but it seemed as if he's struggling to get there before the ball does, if you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post

    Are the selectors perhaps waiting for Paine to make some runs?
    Ain't nobody got time for dat

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    He almost got hit in the nuts standing up. If there is any movement or variable bounce standing up he misses it. His hands get there late which tells me he doesn't know where the ball is going to be if the batsman misses.

    Sort of **** I used to do when I filled in at keeper but I wasn't touring India impersonating a keeper.

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    Seems to me this is all Brad Haddin's fault. Bloke can actually keep, and can actually bat, but he's a ****ing ****** with his stroke play and thus let Wade slip in to contention.

    Even with Haddin's personal problems that allowed Wade to play in WI, I think if Haddin didn't have scrutiny over his batting prior to that, he'd have come back and replaced Wade when he was available again, even despite Wade doing well in WI.

    Wade sucks balls. It is Brad Haddin's fault that we have been exposed to him sucking balls.

    I think I could make every bad thing in life Brad Haddin's fault tbf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    It's somewhat worrying that Victoria have replaced him with another guy who isn't a natural keeper.
    wasn't that just a way of fitting handscomb into the team? surely once dussey, rogers etc go away and there's more spots up for grabs handscomb will give up the gloves, at least in the shield
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Haven't seen any of Wade's efforts this time around - anything specific that he's doing badly?
    Just wicket-keeping and batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Just wicket-keeping and batting.
    no hustle either skip

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    Obviously its not all Wade's fault but

    Lyon with Wade 10M 36W @ 38.16 SR 77.1
    Lyon with Haddin 10M 41W @ 28.68 SR 55.7

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    Think you could find 5-6 wickets in there reasonably easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valer View Post
    Obviously its not all Wade's fault but

    Lyon with Wade 10M 36W @ 38.16 SR 77.1
    Lyon with Haddin 10M 41W @ 28.68 SR 55.7
    I'd say it's mostly all Wades fault

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    So Lyon bowled pies to Dhoni because Wade was playing. That a new one.

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