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I see another Northants 6th or 7th wicket stand saved them again. what a team
The problem is swing depends a fair on the weather and different pitches do different things - apart from Cardiff which is always dire.Any help?
England and Australia could probably both make an XI with the same names. Finch, Wells, Burns, Clarke, Smith, Nash (?), Beer etc.Gambhir returning due to personal reasons ftl. Hope it's nothing serious and he gets back.
Anyone got any idea what sort of player Harry Finch is? Also really want Beer to go well, he's got pretty big shoes to fill.
Given a choice between Kieswetter and Buttler to stay long-term I'd dump Kieswetter in an instant and give Buttler the gloves. Kieswetter is such a frustrating batsman who should be nowhere near number five in our batting line-up. His dismissal in the first innings was really poor, he edged one over point, then the next ball he was dropped by the bowler then the next ball he chipped one to mid-off. Such a poor championship batsman.FFS CK how do you get out to him, just when I was getting some small hope.
I remember him taking a Test wicket in the last couple of years; a ridiculous piece of wicket keeping from Carlton Baugh to stump a batsman in the millisecond he raised his heal. I think he'd actually left the ball.Calm down mr 96, I agree with the newb from the greatest County in the World, Jos, over bedwetter every time.
but honestly when did Shiv last take a first-class wicket, I thought he'd jacked in bowling altogether?
Don't think he's taken one since.59.3 83.5 kph, VVS has managed to get stumped after leaving a wide delivery, fancy that for a freakish dismissal, he had just ambled back after leaving the ball and the back foot was in the air for just an instant, just an instant, and that was enough for an alert Baugh to whip off the bails, Laxman looked surprised when West Indies appealed and even more so when the third umpire ruled him out, Chanders is mobbed by his team-mates, he is grinning broadly, 9th wicket in 133 Tests, he'll take it172/5
He did say long-term though. He's not saying Buttler has been better so far; just that he thinks he's likely to be/perform better in the near future. Honestly don't think it's an unreasonable call.You can't say you'd get rid of Kieswetter because he's a poor championship batsman and then retain Buttler FFS.
Buttler has shown the ability to knuckle down and play an innings for us this season. He averages 38 in Championship cricket this season compared to Kieswetter's 30, and has just 30 fewer runs in two fewer games. At the beginning of the season Buttler was often the batsman to bat us out of a tough situation.You can't say you'd get rid of Kieswetter because he's a poor championship batsman and then retain Buttler FFS.