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Sir_Wellsmote wrote: ↑Sun Apr 25, 2021 6:57 am i think we have done about as well as we could have done given the conditions....Agree with all that apart from Selman. A contraversial figure in more ways than one but a proper 4 day opener and a good foil for Lloyd. If he can hang around and take the shine oiff the ball, as an opener should, then we have plenty of stroke makers in the middle order. It is a contradiction that he has been quite successful opening in T20 where he can score at a reasonable pace. A plus that he seems to be able to switch gears.
lloyd is looking like a proper opener and i like that he plays with tempo....
i guess selman got runs but he is painful to watch ..... probably just saved his place in the team
balbirnie is a poor player but he is a stop gap i guess...feel he has been a wasted spot on the team though and could have gone to a younger player on the books ....
carlson continues to look like a real player ... really enjoy watching him play at the moment ...never seems to get bogged down at all
bowling has been all over the shop in general ... a lot of leg side rubbish ....
Sir_Wellsmote wrote: ↑Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:16 am i understand but i still find selman very difficult to watch ... i wouldn't mind so much if he was consistently able to last 150 balls playing that wayI think it is a result of white ball cricket and the desire to work the ball into the leg side. It shuts you off and makes accessing the off side difficult. As you say, a lot of batsmen are doing it - you see it in the Test side.
he takes guard on off and then shuffles over at least another bat's width while facing up ... there must be a good reason for it and i have noticed players are moving more towards of stump over recent years
i haven't played cricket in 20 years but i am sure most people used to bat on leg or middle and leg ... feel like i missed out on something new and will now never get the opportunity to bat on off stick
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