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Topic # 191557 8-Feb-2016 17:08
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Hes averaged around 11 in the last 12 months. We have Nicholls, Rutherford and if we wanted Watling who can keep and bat well. The guy was even good enough to make the WA team when he was an aussie. Get one of the other keepers and another dedicated batsman or Watling who will glue the middle order.


Again another crumble in the middle started by Ronchi.


Lucky if we make 270 now.

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  Reply # 1487621 8-Feb-2016 17:42
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who would you put in his place?

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  Reply # 1487640 8-Feb-2016 18:17
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a few choices. id have nicholls keep and select another specialised batsman.


or rutherford if hes in the team and the above.


or just take watling who has proved he can glue the middle order.


why would you choose an old keeper who cant bat?


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  Reply # 1488107 9-Feb-2016 14:50
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In modern times we don't seem to value specialist wicketkeepers - maybe they're just more important in the test arena now and the specialist role just doesn't need to exist in the shorter form of the game.



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  Reply # 1488158 9-Feb-2016 16:01
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this is true. although to be honest i didnt really value ronchi as a keeper either, hes too weak sauce on reviews and often leads to incorrect reviews being taken and many that should be taken not.


i agree, though, i think the real answer is to choose watling, who proved himself last season breaking records at test level to glue the middle order, at not much less than an odi rate. give him a go at odi and let him be the stability/glue and he will likely score 50 odd off 60 balls 9/10.


keeping in mind some of the players mentioned do keep outside of international level.


but yeah, either way, that role is pivotal to holding the middle order together and placing a player averaging 11, despite what he might have done 4 years ago is just a dumb move. at his age i think he should do the right thing like mccullum and call it a day. i guess hes hoping for a bit more cash in t20 comps.

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