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    International Debutant Shady Slim's Avatar
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    Your Game

    so this is a question for everyone who has played cricket or does play cricket

    what are your playing attributes?

    ie what would your "player profile" be?

    batting style:
    batting order:
    favourite shot(s):
    bowling style:
    bowling order:
    general overview:

    for me:

    RHB
    lower-middle
    reverse sweep (i'm good at it), actual sweep
    RH legspin
    6th/7th
    i am a handy lower middle batsman (can bat from seven to ten, technically seven to eleven but eleven sucks) and am a decent bowler, have got that whole part time gets wickets factor. good fielder. reverse sweeps are easy when you practice them if you keep them down.
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    M Vijay || A Ali || CA Pujara || KS Williamson || LD Chandimal (wk) || F du Plessis || JO Holder || MM Ali || PJ Cummins || RA Jadeja || VD Philander ||

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    Extract from a 12 year old fertang's school report - bear in mind that my games master was the skipper of the club side that my Dad, who was a very good cricketer, played for

    "Unfortunately Martin’s ability as batsman and bowler does not reflect his boundless enthusiasm for the game, however he bats courageously against fast bowling, catches well and his understanding of tactical matters is remarkable for his age. In my opinion he would benefit from some input at home."

    I've always though that the last sentence was intended as a compliment to my Dad, but he didn't take it that way, I remember his chuntering on about it to this day. Unfortunately it didn't change his idea of coaching though, which was sitting with me in front of the TV talking about what was going on in Test matches - I think he realised when I was a toddler that the hand/eye co-ordination was never going to be there and sadly he was proved right

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    batting style: boring
    batting order: wherever no one else wants to bat (opener usually)
    favourite shot(s): i love a good straight drive, but i was only ever good enough to block or unintentionally edge to third man
    bowling style: right arm pies of various varieties
    bowling order: to be avoided unless trolling, so in other words i got far more overs than i was worth
    general overview: terrible, but shows up for practices and games
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    batting style: strokeless crease occupier
    batting order: wherever they let me (prefer top order)
    favourite shot(s): slog over cow corner (which usually surprises everyone since it's often preceded by overs of blocking and leaving the ball)
    bowling style: off spin
    bowling order: either i'm the specialist (read: only) spinner in the XI, or I'm not bowling
    general overview: generally just picked as a specialist fielder
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorax View Post
    batting style: strokeless crease occupier
    batting order: wherever they let me (prefer top order)
    favourite shot(s): slog over cow corner (which usually surprises everyone since it's often preceded by overs of blocking and leaving the ball)
    bowling style: off spin
    bowling order: either i'm the specialist (read: only) spinner in the XI, or I'm not bowling
    general overview: generally just picked as a specialist fielder
    welcome to the forum misbah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    welcome to the forum misbah
    Nice to meet you Andrew Hall.
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    batting style: Somewhere between blind teppanyaki chef one of those inflatable waving-arm tube men
    batting order: wherever there's a spot
    favourite shot(s): Leg-side mow
    bowling style: left arm ****
    bowling order: What number is 'the opposition need 3 off this over, with 26 overs left in the game and 8 wickets in hand'?
    general overview: I get picked because I really want to play. As of my fifth season of playing serious (school/club) cricket, I have made just 2 meaningful contributions to a game of cricket. Long and short of it, I'm not very good.

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    batting style: Hit or out. Never boring. Amazing career strike rate. Poor average.
    batting order: Lower middle order but promoted myself to opener a couple of times when captain
    favourite shot(s): The heave over long on. Hit most of my sixes like that. And off-drives, but more down mid-off rather than cover. Oh, and I really enjoyed running the ball down to third man. Felt I was a batting genius as I glanced it.
    bowling style: Right arm medium. Often enjoyed bowling around the wicket. Can be decently economical. Got an LBW off a yorker the last time I bowled (2 months ago). Enjoyed that. What I didn't enjoy was getting hooked to the boundary a few times by a guy who had played Ranji cricket.
    bowling order: 4th or 5th
    general overview: Passion >>>> Ability. Can hit a mean six and a tight over. Also captained my college team and did a fairly decent job. Used to a bad catcher but have improved. And I celebrate my side taking a wicket like we won the World Cup.

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    batting style: stodgy, turgid, tavare
    batting order: 10-11
    favourite shot(s): forward defence, charge-block, pull, french cut
    bowling style: previously right arm medium, now right arm slooooooow
    bowling order: Used to be first change, more recently have been the guy to turn to when no one else is getting wickets for the bizarre variety of slow balls, moon balls and the exceedingly rare quicker ball
    general overview: I've played, but I'm on the downhill slope towards the inevitable scattering of my ashes.
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    Was reasonably quick when younger and could swing it ok. Just a lower grade trundler really.

    Became a keeper after I broke my leg a few seasons ago. Actually love keeping and I wish i'd done it since juniors.

    Happy enough opening the batting and prefer it to sitting around waiting. Decent pull shot and lofted on-drive, but that's about it.
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    Rhb used to open but now middle order,used to have decent power but now more a touch player..snapped knee ligaments four years ago and never really recovered but still vertical so hey Ho..

    Bowl a gentle medium which is more about accuracy than any pace and usually used to get in four or five tight overs with the occasional wicket..

    Am the vc of the second team but firmly believe that's down to ability to man manage rather than ability..every year is "my last season" nowadays..just love the game too much to give up until I absolutely have to and still scoring in thirds so don't want to retire there to coast..
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    LHB
    Definite No. 11
    Paddle Sweep
    Left arm Unorthodox
    2nd Change
    Other strengths: Decent between the wickets (ok, I'm clutching at straws here)

    Picked solely for the novelty of having a bowling action like Paul Adams
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    batting style: RHB
    batting order: 1
    favourite shot(s): Straight Drive
    bowling style: Medium Random
    bowling order: Fill in overs, hoping to get them out with junk
    general overview: Style was not great but banked on my eye. the Year is 1991, before Sri Lanka revolutionised opening the ODI with quick runs. My captain cottoned on to this first and contemplated me scoring 100 of 20 overs, if only I could last. I never got there, but three times passed 70 in quick time (all chasing) and we won all those games. Curoiusly, Aravinda De-Silva played for our club in 1990. I choose to believe word got through to him about our tactic.

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    Haven't really played all that much cricket. We never had it in school, and so far in my adult life I haven't really had the chance to play.

    I'll just assume I turn it like Warne and slog it like ABDV.
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