Glenn James Maxwell - THE BIG SHOW...

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  1. JJ

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    and he hasn't played Shield cricket much because of international commitments...

    All weird IMO - but Wade's hilarious, going to love watching him play in India - expecting big things - wasn't it India when you lot decided The Show was a test #3? Gonna be fascinating
     
  2. Timbo

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    Pakistan. But the conditions are close enough.

    It was a period of extended ineptitude on the last India tour that saw Wade dumped from the test side and Haddin recalled.
     
  3. The Mad Hatter

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    Pat Cummins should bat above all of them.
     
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    I think by the end of the tour of India Wade's test career will be over. Imagine him to to keep on dusty turning decks??? He can barely keep to straight breakers on our roads out here.
     
  5. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    He will struggle to make runs over there as well, he's not exactly technically correct and with his eyesight he will struggle to pick the bowlers
     
  6. gUt

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    http://www.foxsports.com.au/cricket...utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=FoxSportsAus

    Kerry O’Keeffe’s scathing critique of Glenn Maxwell’s all-rounder status

    THERE’S a continued push for Glenn Maxwell to win selection for the upcoming Test tour of India, but one astute cricket legend thinks he shouldn’t be anywhere near the plane.

    ‘The Big Show’ divides opinion in cricket circles. Some see him as an explosive match winner, others see him as a liability.

    As Australia prepares to embark on a tour to India in March, Maxwell has suddenly come back into the selection debate.

    Despite struggling to secure a place in Victoria’s Sheffield Shield side this summer, Maxwell’s name is often mentioned as a solution to Australia’s middle order issues.

    Maxwell can smash around opposition bowling attacks, given his innovative stroke play and he also provides a spin bowling option, ideal for the pitches provided in India.

    But former Australian leg-spinner Kerry O’Keeffe does not agree, saying Maxwell’s off-spin leaves a lot to be desired.

    “That off-spin is not even handy. It’s dross (rubbish),” O’Keeffe said in a recent video uploaded to YouTube.

    “It’s perhaps the worst action for a spinner in first class cricket in Australia. Maxi’s action has fallen apart, because of that drive to bowl dot balls in Twenty20 cricket.

    “If you’re going to have a number six that bowls handy off-spin, you’ve got to get it above the eye line and make it dip. Travis Head may be a better option. He does that.”

    Maxwell has struggled in the longer versions of the game in recent times.

    The Victorian made his Test debut on Australia’s last tour of the subcontinent in 2013, before going on to play a single Test against Pakistan in 2014. All of his appearances in the baggy green have come on turning wickets and he has averaged just 13.33 with the bat.

    Maxwell has not made a century for over two years and Australian coach Darren Lehmann has publicly challenged the batsman to push his cause for selection by spending extended time in the middle.

    But O’Keeffe feels there’s a reason Maxwell hasn’t capitalised on the opportunities he’s had at Test level or in Shield cricket, saying his technique is fundamentally flawed.

    “I love watching Glen Maxwell play, everybody loves watching him play, in short form. But that technique is absolutely geared to staying inside the line of the ball, so you can swat over cover and point,” O’Keeffe said.

    “Those techniques don’t work in Test cricket. If you’ve got Jimmy Anderson steaming in with (the score at) 4/40 on a green top, you don’t want to be too far inside the ball. Glen Maxwell’s technique is now really forged. He averages 39 in first class cricket. It’s not pick me in the Test team numbers, nor is his technique.

    “I’m a big fan of The Big Show, but let’s not get carried away with what works in T20. Often it will be found wanting if it’s not technically right for Test cricket.”
     
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    Maxwell playing forward defense:

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  8. JJ

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    To be fair a first class average of 39 would seem to put him right in the frame and in all seriousness he's at least as good as Maddinson and Cartwright, scratch that he's better than both and can probably keep better than Wade
     
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    Nice work from Skull, saying what most people think
     
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    Here's the video from Skull:

     
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    Skull wasn't a great player and should not be allowed an opinion..........

    Just goes to show how stupid Lehmans comments were, Skull when he's not trying to be funny is one of the best cricket judges in Australia.
     
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  12. TheParraboy

    TheParraboy Moderator Staff Member

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    He makes a lot of sense

    F*k wish ch9 would hire him, they desperately need someone like him, instead of the congo line boring as batshit doormats and agenda driven clowns they have there now (bring back MHussey and BLee would help10 fold as well)
     
  13. Twizzle

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    gee Dougie would have made a great commentator

    beer in hand, gaffer in the gob "what a f**king terrible shot that was by that merkin Maxwell, big show my arse, big wanker more like it"
     
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  14. TheParraboy

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    Doubt very much he would say anything near that

    The way OKeefe talked abut Dougie was that he was the nicest cricketer around, never said a bad word about anyone else

    Where Dougie would be brilliant would be as mentor OR a selector. Put him, Okeefe and Border to select the test side
     
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    He's back baby
     
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  16. Twizzle

    Twizzle The Alpha Male Staff Member

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    and has done absolutely f**k all to deserve it
     
  17. hineyrulz

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    Imagine the sploodge James Brayderp is waking up too this morning.
     
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    Mitchell 'Sploodge' Marsh?
     
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    Maxxy showing why we never doubted him
     
  20. gUt

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    Credit to him, he's doing well. Gotta love the endless headlines from sports writers who are all basically saying "told you so".
     

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