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onemorerun wrote: ↑Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:54 pm I'm hopeful for our chances in the T20, but if you're looking for how we can go wrong, then picking the wrong players is a start.You were right!
A 15 man squad has been announced for the first match, but no place for Thurston (you know, the one who scored a century and a sixty this week and is one of our best fielders. No doubt making way for Wakely, who seems to have had three innings this year (including one T20 warm-up) and hasn't reached double figures (I think). Glad to see Tom Sole in the squad,but I hope we're not going to pick players based on their 2016 performance.
Of course, inevitably, the forecast is for Bristol to be hit by a monsoon from lunchtime tomorrow!
Shortlegs wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:24 am Obviously there may be the odd change depending on the weather, state of wickets, injuries etc, but I think our strongest side would be:I had separately come up with almost the same team. I did, however, assume Thurston would be in the team as he is clearly the man in form. The bowlers pick themselves, as do Cobb, Levi, Stirling and Rossington, which leaves only two batting places between Vasconcelos, Thurston, Wakely and I guess Keogh or Procter. I'd have gone for Thurston and Vasconcelos, but I expect Wakely will be picked.
On paper I think that's a pretty decent line-up, especially as this year there are virtually no overseas players in the competition. I'd have Thurston in the squad in case Wakely's form doesn't pick up, Muzarabani as a back-up seamer and Tom Sole as the back-up spinner, as he's also proved to be a big hitting T20 batsman.
onemorerun wrote: ↑Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:59 pm Zaib and Sole instead of Vasconcelos and Berg.The top 5 will have a lot to do - I can't see us getting anything significant from the last 6.
Levi, Stirling, Cobb, Rossington, Wakely, Zaib, Sole, G White, Sanderson, Buck, Glover. Unusual to only have the three seamers, and potentially three spinners. Could be a batsman short?
onemorerun wrote: ↑Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:27 pm Yes, Berg replaced Sole.It is amazing he continues to be an automatic pick. Not only does he not score any sort of quantity of runs, he also takes up balls. It was a blessing when he was out today because we had scored 33 from 5 overs during his time at the crease when we should have been pushing on . We then scored 24 off the last 9 balls.
171-6. Good innings by Rossington, Cobb and Zaib (hooray!) Honestly think that the one who shouldn't be in the team is Wakely. Bring in Thurston or Vasconcelos.
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