Discussion in 'Cricket' started by 8Ball, Mar 21, 2017.
What's Michael Di Venuto doing these days?
Surely Alex Doolan is the next cab off the rank. In big run scoring form, done the job before....such an underrated cricketer. He could even slot straight into the VC role
The selectors are hastily exhuming Arthur Morris as we speak.
I remember back in 2013/14, just before South Africa and LU was in meltdown for Doolan.
He lasted...what...two tests? Selectors didn't appreciate his levers.
Why he no select?
Geoff Marsh is an opener
you can never have too many Marshes in the Aussie team
On the highway that is the MCG he could reach 500 if time permitted.
Sorry in Advance if i just jinxed him.
In the runs again I see
so is Henriques
He's a much better prospect than Bancroft IMO.
I agree, I think he is a better long term prospect, cant blame the selectors for dropping him though, he really was in some poor form
143 no in his latest effort
Surely given Bancroft's struggles he was a better option to take than either Handscomb or the extra quick? The quick won't play unless there's injuries, and the real weaknesses atm are Bancroft and Khawaja...
He’s responded well to being dropped, that’s a great sign.
Not sure why they took Handscomb on tour. Whilst his record is decent, he looked completely lost over the summer. His technique was terrible.
Agreed and half a season of shield would have done him much more good than running drinks and the occasional net session.
Handscomb has a pretty arrogant attitude towards his technique. It got him where he is and he is refusing to change, problem is that its also the reason he got dropped.
Apparently originally the spare batsman was to be Burns as he had more utility value but he was under an injury cloud so they defaulted to Handscomb. At least that's what Julian was saying during commentary during the first test.
Nothing at all wrong with his technique if it works for him. Much like the late Phil Hughes, his head is the issue.
Refusing to drive at all will not be a successful approach. Last summer he was driving well and he scored heaps, this season he hasn't even looked like driving and he's been dropped.
This kid is way better than Bancroft and Handscomb
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