Its time to talk about Khawaja

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  1. JJ

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    bump - lol

    He still has things to prove, I guess, but that was a good innings - in good batting conditions, but England couldn't do similar
     
  2. aussies1st

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    Hard to read much from dead rubbers, score 100 in SA and that 3 spot is his.
     
  3. AlwaysGreen

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    Time to go. Wasted talent.
     
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  4. Haynetrain

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    Not good enough this punter sadly
     
  5. Eelectrica

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    I wanted to believe. I thought the 75 he scored in the second innings of the 2nd test was the start of something. The light at the end of the tunnel was an oncoming train.

    The team we have is good enough for 3rd best in the world. Not too bad, but if we want to go higher we need to find better players. No 3 needs to be more consistent.
     
  6. Twizzle

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    definitely needs to be more consistent
     
  7. Iafeta

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    Australia’s Graeme Hick. Flat track bully with significant spin deficiencies
     
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  8. TheParraboy

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    We got SL (2 tests) and India (4 tests) next summer

    lots of good quality spinners in those line ups...
     
  9. JJ

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    You're being unkind to Hick there
     
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  10. JJ

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    He's pretty consistent - he's consistently crap, until a road appears, then he's pretty decent
     
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  11. Front-Rower

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    I'm sure if we asked nicely enough, Kane Williamson would come over this side of the ditch to bat 3 for us..
     
  12. KeepingTheFaith

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    The way NZ cricket are cutting out tests for hit and giggle cricket he probably would if it means he gets a test more than once in a blue moon.
     
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  13. Iafeta

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    With Khawaja, I think he tries the whole balance and head still thing to such an extent that his footwork is tentative. It works fine on roads. If the ball behaves his balance is excellent and he will generally time the ball. The second it seams of spins his footwork isn’t far enough forward to negate it, so he’s a Knick off or leg before candidate.

    That’s kind of why I mention Graeme Hick. Like Khawaja he was a very good bat against lesser bowlers or on flat decks.
     
  14. Mr Angry

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    Time for someone else in tests, do not care about the other rubbish.
     
  15. Twizzle

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    yeh, his front foot gets forward but the weight stays on the back foot so he is reaching for the ball but the head is not getting behind the ball and having to face right arm bowlers bowling across him in RSA they are exploiting his weakness

    he used to look good when he got forward and got his head over the top of the ball but he doesn't seem to do that any more
     
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  16. Eelectrica

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    Khawaja's Christmas's have all come at once. He's in the team for the next 12 months no matter how many runs he doesn't score and how many catches he drops.
     
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  17. AlwaysGreen

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    He's a muslim bro.
     
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  18. Eelectrica

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    All his Admiral Ackbar's then? Or whatever the hell it is they say.
    Not that there's anything wrong with that.
     
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