Hayden was too big of a guy to remain completely balanced when playing the hook. This is a reason why many great batsman are short, small, compact and nimble players who, most importantly, can time the ball.
However his body weight & muscle certainly translated to raw power when he did get it right. But like RH said, if the pace bowling he was facing was on song, then it effectively took his biggest weapon away from him. That weapon was the ability to walk directly down the pitch towards the incoming bowler.
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Hearing that MMarsh could require a shoulder reconstruction and could be out for up to nine months. If that's the case he could miss potentially selection for the Ashes, although the selector's love-on with him reduces that possibility.
Makes picking him for India seem even stupider now.
Surely he wasn't doing enough to warrant re-selection for the Ashes? His best hope of a quick return to the test side was this tour. Not the right selection still, but for MMarsh, his best chance.
Am I right in thinking Boof and co. don't pick Maxi because his bowling is not nearly as good as his batting? I mean Watto was a good bowler as is Marsh. I just think they want 5 bowling options not just 4 and a couple overs. I know Marsh didn't bowl but if someone broke down he would have been a good option.
I seriously wonder sometimes how much CA marketability comes into play with selections. I mean, Marsh is a reasonably good looking guy, as is Cummins. As was Watto.
And now we've got Stoinis being selected over Henriques, who IMO is clearly the better batsman and bowler.
Before he shaved his hair off my missus was a big Agar fan. Now he's chopped the locks he may not be picked so much
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