Cricketer Of The Year
Yes. Quite a random disappearance.Will @jura go bot?
Surely, he will
Fun game. Featuring two current NAT openers in that game; in fact, it was payback for Smith's knock getting Aus through v SA despite a nice Davidson 40, with a nice Smith 60 pummeled into obscurity by that unbeaten century. And CW has a third in Young for Australia! Signs of improvement.Just going through the TMOs vs Ataraxia from this morning... such a strange game. Ataraxia innings, TMOs dropped 5 catches, no runouts. TMOs innings 3 unluckys, 2 run outs which included Davidson (late innings), no drops from Ataraxia. Apparently TMOs outrate Ataraxia in the fielding department by 8K...
TMOs managed to still chase the total off the back of a magnificent Davidson ton... and a big contribution from ad-Din. Even though the bowler rating of Ataraxia was far superior, weighing into an overall rating of 2K more.
Re the bolded, Keeping is a huge proportion of that rating (maybe half) – the difference playing Chambers to Zahid is near 10K I think. I'm quietly beginning to think keeping is overrated both by players and in the compiling of that rating. Granted I don't trawl through commentary all too much, but keeper drops don't seem particularly common. Just some self-justification for prefering Zahid as long-term keeper to Chambers...
AX–W currently gunning for a 3rd win v TNT in 3 formats today. A few highlights for us in the OD and T20 encounters, in a couple of good Rusty blasts from the past, wickets for Hurst, and ul-Haq's trademark bat-through-the-innings century.