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Nick14 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 pm Victory! So, a better fitting end maybe - more positive. Curran looking promising, as is Cotton. 8 wins in all comps - three tons in the champ - huge improvements needed next year but a flicker of hope.....Some good points, but I think we need a lot more than you are suggesting for next year. We are short of at least 3 batsmen, 2 allrounders and a spinner. Ripley has been talking about bringing in 2 players (and one of those just for t20) so it doesn't give me much hope that there will be many new players arriving.
Curran, Newton, Vasconcelos, Rossington, Hutton, Buck, Cotton, Sanderson
A decent spine there. Wakely must deliver more with the bat - then you could add him to the above. Then we have Blessing Muzarabani - not sure how he will work out but we shall see. Need a spinner at least one batter - really good batter!
They will still be around but I don't see a champ future for Keogh, Levi, Cobb - and jury out on the likes of Thurston, Zaib, Procter.
Here's to next year!
Nick14 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 am I agree - I guess I was factoring in my realistic expectations - in an ideal world several new bats are needed - but I doubt that will happen - so start by looking at what we have and what could be ok. So a champ XI like this:As I said before I don't think we'll get more than one new batsman, especially of we have to pay out for a top international player. That means probably one of Wakely/Levi or Thurston for that other spot, but if it's only one of them that's a significant improvement. Although that seam attack looks good, I'd be tempted to play 3 of them + Procter who is a decent 4th seamer and could give us a bit more batting depth at number 8.
New spinning all rounder
Would be pretty decent - as long as those new positions were quality players. Blessing is there too as another option. One day side is harder - but at least Levi and Cobb are better in that format.
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