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Re: Cricket V2- Hi AG!
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2012, 18:04 »
So worrying signs for the SA batsmen who should not be on the backfoot, combination of bad luck and poor play, but Finn surely has secured the 3rd pace bowler slot today. Though he should have secured it long ago anyways, it seems that these 3 should also be the 3 in the ODI team, with Bresnan one again making way, if none of them are being rested for tests. T20 Bresnan should still have a claim considering Anderson is generally too expensive in the format, but I watched Finn in a CB40 at Lords for Middlesex last year where he took a 5 for and he was absolutely unbelievable and I think he will be just as effective in T20 especially as the selectors seem to favour him for their limited overs sides. Onions seems to be on the outskirts of the team, but the way I see it he doesnt offer anything the others do not. Tremlett? Maybe but he needs to stay injury free and build up sufficient form because being seriously considered
Easier said than done to get on the front foot when swinging all over and getting short balls.

Even post today's efforts, Finn's shortcomings are clear, he bowls some peaches but also some absolute drivel in the middle of that. Good for meaningless OD stuff and against county journeymen, but the international players will pick off his rubbish and they consistently do so. He bowls like he usually does in the subcontinent, and he'd get no wickets. Onions is well better than Finn now, far more consistent and far less wayward sh*te. Will he have a 4 wicket spell? No, not likely, but he'll never concede 100 in 15 overs either.

All in all that leaves little room for the likes of Dernbach or Meaker, but none of them have yet to show anything to suggest they are capable of matching these 4, Dernbach seems too one dimensional to me to become a ODI or Test bowler and if played right he can be a massive liability in tests. There really isnt room for many new bowlers to stake their claim at the moment with guys like Shahzad and Plunkett, though I dont rate them anyway, really unlikely to ever have another shoo in.
Problem with Dernbach is, apart from being a no good sh*t block, that he thinks he has many dimensions when he's a sh*t bowler with a muddled brain. How much better would he the dirt bag be if his wrist was plastered in a cast and he wasn't allowed to bowl any slow balls? Guess it's not much, he's just sh*t.

Plunkett? If he ever plays for England again, they're in trouble. Shahzad? :censored, but at least he has potential. Though Moeen Ashraf is the new thing in terms of Yorkie quicks. Meaker? Let's see, he's got the stuff.

Nass spewing about bowling depth is just cringeworthy. Yeah, depth... guess that depth helped when getting beaten by 18 wickets and looking as toothy as a flipping earthworm in Headingley.
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