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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    One thing Raval has been decent at in the past has been spending time at the crease, even when he's in pretty average form. How that translated into an insistence into swatting half volleys over the leg side off Leach, I'm actually clueless to describe. I can't remember such reckless opening batsmanship.
    Raval said something last season about consciously trying to play a few more shots rather than pure grind, which is how he played when he was first selected for NZ. That was ok against SL and Bang in NZ, and sure enough he scored his first hundred and didn't need 300 balls to do it. But against teams with competent fast bowlers he needs to go back to pure discipline and stubbornness. It still may not be enough this summer, but it's better for the team to make sure he doesn't gift his wicket.

    Other concern with him is he seems to put so much pressure on himself that any failure compounds and makes him worse again (both batting and fielding). Really hope he scores next match and breaks out of the funk. We're not replacing him for the Aus series and need him to somehow survive and bat time.

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    Ha, Root is awful. Geezus.

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    Also lol Root.

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    Was about to say Root was looking decent and that this could be a really big innings for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Raval said something last season about consciously trying to play a few more shots rather than pure grind, which is how he played when he was first selected for NZ. That was ok against SL and Bang in NZ, and sure enough he scored his first hundred and didn't need 300 balls to do it. But against teams with competent fast bowlers he needs to go back to pure discipline and stubbornness. It still may not be enough this summer, but it's better for the team to make sure he doesn't gift his wicket.

    Other concern with him is he seems to put so much pressure on himself that any failure compounds and makes him worse again (both batting and fielding). Really hope he scores next match and breaks out of the funk. We're not replacing him for the Aus series and need him to somehow survive and bat time.
    That's totally fine, no one's going to succeed over time playing no shots. But he's got to figure out which ones suit him. The worst thing about his first innings dig was he was pretty much out lbw (saved by a hair's breadth on review), then skied on very luckily twice, from memory before holing out to a field that was clearly set up to get him out that way. It was just incredibly stupid, actually that's being very gracious.

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    Root now averages under 40 as captain. Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
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    FMD Root has become so ordinary these days. NZ all but home and hosed here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Raval said something last season about consciously trying to play a few more shots rather than pure grind, which is how he played when he was first selected for NZ. That was ok against SL and Bang in NZ, and sure enough he scored his first hundred and didn't need 300 balls to do it. But against teams with competent fast bowlers he needs to go back to pure discipline and stubbornness. It still may not be enough this summer, but it's better for the team to make sure he doesn't gift his wicket.

    Other concern with him is he seems to put so much pressure on himself that any failure compounds and makes him worse again (both batting and fielding). Really hope he scores next match and breaks out of the funk. We're not replacing him for the Aus series and need him to somehow survive and bat time.
    That's totally fine, no one's going to succeed over time playing no shots. But he's got to figure out which ones suit him. The worst thing about his first innings dig was he was pretty much out lbw (saved by a hair's breadth on review), then skied on very luckily twice, from memory before holing out to a field that was clearly set up to get him out that way. It was just incredibly stupid, actually that's being very gracious.

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    Ooo that was a genuine chance too

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    i love how much indecision lord colins bowling creates. even when he's not swinging it he's just so annoying and batsmen can't deal. it's like we took a bit of wagner, a bit of southee and a bit of a spinner and blended it into the greatest medium pacer.
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    He's a genuinely deceptive bowler. I know the old cliche about the heavy ball seems tedious sometimes but he does bowl it. And swings it just enough, and seams it when conditions suit as well. He's no mug at all, the km/ph just creates a deception. Was Auckland's top FC wicket taker one year too.
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