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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.Nick14 wrote: ↑Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:07 pmVictory! 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.....
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!
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.Nick14 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 amI 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:
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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