In that case, why don't the Aussies drop all their old men immediately?That was disgraceful on the English behalf to be debuting a 36 year old!!! While he performed good the answear for England is to put in youth that can maybe play for at least 10 more years unlike an old player who will be lucky too be playing for 2 more years. If a young player can't bat they need to stick with him for a while.
There is a large difference to debuting with someone 36 years old and playing with someone who is 36 years old and has been playing for 10 or more years.In that case, why don't the Aussies drop all their old men immediately?
If Nixon is the best man for the job, then he has to play.
As Australians we can afford to proud but I don't think being this condescending helps anybody. The sporting world is full of highly talented players whose circumstances have kept them playing well out of the limelight and who shine briefly at the top level late in their career.IF he was Australian he wouldn't be in the top two wicket keepers in the country. He may be the best man for the job for England......
They want the person they think is best and they want them there now..... what's the point i mean have a young guy in there and they will improve eventually.
Or, put a young person into a very much struggling side and watch him struggle along with the side and ruin any confidence...IF he was Australian he wouldn't be in the top two wicket keepers in the country. He may be the best man for the job for England but what's the point i mean have a young guy in there and they will improve eventually.
Having left the UK a while ago, I have never seen him play.i think personally that Stephen Davies should be the Engalnd wicketkeeper as he is young and a far better batsman than read jones and nixon. Read and jones have been given their chances and NIxon is too old.He has plenty of years left in cricket so he should be picked for the world cup not read nixon and prior.
He's been highly talked of, captained the U19s I believe, and has already recorded first-class hundreds - 192 against Gloucester - and by all accounts keeps very well. He was responsible for Zaheer Khan missing his ten-for, mind...Having left the UK a while ago, I have never seen him play.
Obviously I have read about him but its not the same. What do other English members think? and how do they rate Davies as an England candidate?