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    Thankfully Williamson comes back in.

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    dat ****ing captain
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    oh guts hope he's ok. he was the only guy who played good cricket in that delivery, doesn't deserve to be the one hurt.
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    better than his shrieking when he appeals....

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    whenever play resumes this partnership will pretty much decide the fate of the first innings, if this match becomes a rain affected draw I'll be so pissed, this is good cricket damnit!
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    Finally get to watch the cricket and along comes the bloody rain.

    Had to laugh at McCullum getting caught in the deep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    whenever play resumes this partnership will pretty much decide the fate of the first innings
    and probably the match.

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    Sounds like that's it for the day again.

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    Oh well, might actually get some work done now.

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    How much longer can McCullum keep batting like this, before questions start being asked about his position in the side? He's been rat**** ever since the tour of England (which I understand is just 4 matches, so it's not the end of the world). How long can a guy keep getting dismissed like this before people start wondering "hmm...I wonder whether he could be setting a better example for the rest of the team...".
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    Well if you remove the England home series, where he batted at six on fairly placid pitches, then his record over the past couple of years looks terrible.

    The home series was yet another false dawn, and while batting in the easiest conditions able to be designed, he still didn't score a ton. He's a poor mans McMillan, and McMillan was a downhill skier with a very flattering average.

    McCullum was an excellent gloveman, if not the best in the world, and for a few games he was a good opener and has been a good tactician as skipper as well. He's also a good final nail in the coffin once the hard work has been done.

    But he is not a specialist batsman long term, and he can't be relied upon under pressure unless the pitch is a road.

    edit: his first 90 at Lords was a good knock, and he batted at three there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    How much longer can McCullum keep batting like this, before questions start being asked about his position in the side? He's been rat**** ever since the tour of England (which I understand is just 4 matches, so it's not the end of the world). How long can a guy keep getting dismissed like this before people start wondering "hmm...I wonder whether he could be setting a better example for the rest of the team...".
    Depends. Is 'people' Mike Hesson or someone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Well if you remove the England home series, where he batted at six on fairly placid pitches, then his record over the past couple of years looks terrible.

    The home series was yet another false dawn, and while batting in the easiest conditions able to be designed, he still didn't score a ton. He's a poor mans McMillan, and McMillan was a downhill skier with a very flattering average.

    McCullum was an excellent gloveman, if not the best in the world, and for a few games he was a good opener and has been a good tactician as skipper as well. He's also a good final nail in the coffin once the hard work has been done.

    But he is not a specialist batsman long term, and he can't be relied upon under pressure unless the pitch is a road.

    edit: his first 90 at Lords was a good knock, and he batted at three there.
    He had a good home series against South Africa, which had some of the best bowling I've ever seen. Scored runs against England at home. Yeah, the pitches were flat, but if we used that excuse to exclude runs almost everyone would be ordinary. I also thought his away series against South Africa was quite underrated. He didn't score many runs, but he averaged 60+ balls per innings against Philander/Steyn and made it easier for guys like Brownlie to score runs later on.

    He's just a barely test standard batsman that's going to average in that 32-35 range for the rest of his career. That's enough to keep him in the team unfortunately.
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