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***Official*** England in South Africa 2015/16

Tom Flint

State Captain
I can't understand what bairstow needs to do to get more of a mention. He has proven himself to be class bat for both county and national teams over the last 18 months. Sometimes think him being able to keep works against him as the only position he gets considered for is keeper/batsmen, whereas I think he is good enough to bat in our top 5
 

GIMH

Norwood's on Fire
I can see why you'd think that with England and Australia being words that are spelt so similarly
 

marc71178

Eyes not spreadsheets
I can't understand what bairstow needs to do to get more of a mention. He has proven himself to be class bat for both county and national teams over the last 18 months. Sometimes think him being able to keep works against him as the only position he gets considered for is keeper/batsmen, whereas I think he is good enough to bat in our top 5
All well and good but when he's been given a go as a specialist batsman he's been a spud.
 

G.I.Joe

International Coach
"When Graeme stepped down, it gave an opportunity for me to explore my captaincy. I thought at the time I could add value and I'd like to believe that I have added value. I am really surprised some people have suggested it was not my choice. You don't look like me in this world without being firm on what you want to do."

What a magnificent line. All hail Hashim Amla.
That's not a magnificent line at all. Millionaire Ishant Sharma doesn't keep his hairstyle and crooked teeth without being firm on what he wants to do, but people still crap all over him for his choice of looks. Obstinacy is not necessarily a virtue.
 

JRC67

U19 12th Man
I can't understand what bairstow needs to do to get more of a mention. He has proven himself to be class bat for both county and national teams over the last 18 months. Sometimes think him being able to keep works against him as the only position he gets considered for is keeper/batsmen, whereas I think he is good enough to bat in our top 5
The problem is he averages 26 at 5 or 6 in tests. I think he's worth a shot at 5 again, but I'm personally not 100% convinced he's got a good enough technique to score regular runs against the top test attacks.
 

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