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    Originally posted by Richard
    And yet he still manages to average in the late 40s in Test-cricket.
    Technical flaws don't matter if they don't keep getting you out cheaply. Similarly, a copybook technique is no use whatsoever unless you use it to score runs.
    Ineed he does but I have seen his technical flaw result in his dismisal plenty of times so he could probably be even better.
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    SO his average coul be in the mid 40s to 50 then, if not slightly over?

    Note I havent checked Gibbs Test average in a while.
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    Herschelle Gibbs by all right should and will average 50+ by the end of his career.
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    Personally I don't think he's that good.
    Put him on seaming wickets and he's good, but only for an average of 35-40ish.
    Hopefully, given that he's not even 30 yet, we might see a few more of them in the rest of his career.
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    Originally posted by Richard
    Personally I don't think he's that good.
    Put him on seaming wickets and he's good, but only for an average of 35-40ish.
    Hopefully, given that he's not even 30 yet, we might see a few more of them in the rest of his career.

    He is the second best timer of a cricket ball I have ever seen... But he does have problems when the ball moves around, and his defence isnt the best...

    Maybe not the ideal opener?
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    Originally posted by Richard
    Personally I don't think he's that good.
    Put him on seaming wickets and he's good, but only for an average of 35-40ish.
    Hopefully, given that he's not even 30 yet, we might see a few more of them in the rest of his career.
    some of the best players of all time have had problems at one time or another on a seaming pitch
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    Of course, there is such thing as an RUD (something no batsman, no matter how good, will ever have a realistic chance of playing) - but still, some get themselves into trouble so often when others don't.
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    He is the second best timer of a cricket ball I have ever seen... But he does have problems when the ball moves around, and his defence isnt the best...

    Maybe not the ideal opener?
    Many have suggested that he move to the number 4 spot for Tests.

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    ATM not neccesary. The flat wickets mean he's easily good enough as an opener.
    If we suddenly (and I mean suddenly) got some nice green seamers all over everywhere and Gibbs started failing all the time, then I'd certainly give consideration to:
    Smith
    Kirsten
    Kallis
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    McKenzie
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    but Kirsten's only got a short time left in him and the risk would be huge as you can't really change your batting order relative to pitch conditions and Smith and Gibbs have proven several times to be rather good at compiling massive partnerships when the road (and the track) is flat.
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Many have suggested that he move to the number 4 spot for Tests.
    But who would open in that case?
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    van Jaarsveld or Rudolph perhaps.

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    What's wrong with Kirsten opening. He would still be opening if I had my way and Smith at 3.
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    How long will Kirsten be around though? He could probably play for another 5 years, but I'll give him 1-2 tops.

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    So do you mean after Kirsten gives the game away? Until then, he would open.

    But give credit to Gibbs and SMith they have formed a good combination together.
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    Originally posted by Craig
    So do you mean after Kirsten gives the game away? Until then, he would open.

    But give credit to Gibbs and SMith they have formed a good combination together.
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