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psychocandy wrote: ↑Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:27 am Looks like we're reversing things this year and going for a poor T20 team.I find it odd that we have not seen Meschede who has scored runs in T20 and Wagg batting so low. I also think Carey has more control than De Lange.
Both games so far clueless. Lucky it rained.... I fear a couple of tumpings when we face the likes of De Villiers for Middx.
The Somerset game showed the massive divide in quality between us and the top sides...
caergybi wrote: ↑Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:03 pm Well snatched a tie from certain victory thanks to de Lange. What was Ingram thinking of - 13 off third over and then gets his to bowl a fourth that goes for 19 and loses us the game. Meanwhile Salter with 4 for 12 only bowls three overs. Ingram having a poor season with bat and leadership.Batted better but we should have won.
glamman wrote: ↑Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:09 am Having been at the game last night it is clear that we are going to continue to struggle in this competition. The reasons:Not the first time we've got off to a cracking start then not pushed on.
- As I said before the competition started, a huge concern was Ingram's form over the last 10 months and unfortunately it continues - 94 runs from 5 starts most from one innings.
- Root coming in at 5 has a poor record in T20 with a strike rate of 111 and this season just 96.
- Last night Lawlor came in at 6 and while he did well opening when the fielders were up I do not see him regularly clearing the boundary - Where was Wagg?
Zaman and Lloyd got us off to a great start as Lloyd and Lawlor did in the first game but there was no acceleration to set a challenging total. Root has to be left out although not sure there is any clear replacement while we still lack a second overseas player. Frustrating given Marsh and Labuschagne's absence from the Ashes Test. I find it difficult to understand how Wade started in front of Labuschagne.
- We are missing our most economical bowler from last season's competition (Smith) as well as Hogan from the last couple of games. De Lange bowled beautifully at the end of the innings last week (full and straight) but was all over the place last night. It has been pointed out that Salter only bowled 3 of his 4 overs for just 12 runs. I thought he bowled beautifully, holding the ball back to induce the miscues. Douthwaite is hit and miss and in this format you need at least 5 and preferably 6 bowlers that can be relied upon. You can sacrifice batting as you should not need a long batting order when there are only 20 overs. Shift Wagg up the order - he will be more effective than Root or Lawlor.
- With his lack of form, Ingram must have concerns and this is reflected in his captaincy. Did not understand why De Lange bowled his last over without a 3rd man. Guess you can't have fielders everywhere.
With the resources we have I am not sure there are any easy fixes. Wagg should bat higher and I would be tempted to take a punt with Carlson. We desperately need a hard hitting overseas batsman who ideally also bowls mystery spin . With TvdG and Hogan injured and Smith on the way back we have no other bowling options. I thought Taylor might replace Morgan and I think he might come in tonight to give that extra bowling option. Otherwise it will probably be more of the same.
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