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    Buttler as a specialist batsman?

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    I suppose the hope is that Woakes will be handy at home.

    Buttler last played FC cricket 8 months ago so this is obviously a selection based on the IPL. They must have seen how picking domestic performers hasn't exactly worked very well and picked him out of desperation.

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    It is all a bit weird.

    Thought Stoneman was gone for sure.

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    Wood and Vince are con artists. They perform well in CC and then show their true class while playing international cricket.


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    They know Woakes will dibble dob Pakistan and India out in England
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    They must have seen how picking domestic performers hasn't exactly worked very well and picked him out of desperation.
    When did they try this? Wince was averaging 35 tops iirc in Div 1 and less for the season when he was recalled last year. It's a selection not based on anything really to do with test cricket. Also Wood is a bleah pick, of course he finally put up a good spell just at the right time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    Wood and Vince are con artists. They perform well in CC and then show their true class while playing international cricket.
    Vince is at least gone.

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    Stoneman, 115 at 16.43

    Vince, 428 at 53.50

    Buttler, ehh...

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    Bold move to pick Young Dom at 3 but he's made of strong stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfighter View Post
    When did they try this? Wince was averaging 35 tops iirc in Div 1 and less for the season when he was recalled last year. It's a selection not based on anything really to do with test cricket. Also Wood is a bleah pick, of course he finally put up a good spell just at the right time.
    Basically just Vince isn't it? The rest of the batsmen deserved a go.

    I'm not defending it btw, just trying to understand their thought process.

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    Stoneman hasn't passed 30 in 7 FC innings this season and Bess has one wicket. Picking the men in form, then.

    Beeb reporting Malan to 3, Jonny Red to 5, Stokes staying at 6, so one presumes Jos as a specialist bat at 7.

    It's, er, different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Basically just Vince isn't it? The rest of the batsmen deserved a go.

    I'm not defending it btw, just trying to understand their thought process.
    None of the batsman had good career records though, it was just one or two good seasons. Not that there are many batsman going around first class cricket with a career average of over 40 to pick from.

    Despite everything you can understand the appeal of Buttler. Some of the rest of it I find harder to understand even if it is more conventional.

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    If they are gonna select players from IPL, Why don't send Hameed there and see him score as there are small boundaries and flat pitches and then select him for Tests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebreaker View Post
    If they are gonna select players from IPL, Why don't send Hameed there and see him score as there are small boundaries and flat pitches and then select him for Tests?
    I admire the balls of any IPL franchise who took a punt on a lad who doesn't even make Lancashire's T20 squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I admire the balls of any IPL franchise who took a punt on a lad who doesn't even make Lancashire's T20 squad.
    Well they do select average Aussie players so selecting an international player might not be that big of a shock

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