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Joined: January 2nd, 2014, 10:57 am

November 6th, 2017, 3:57 pm #11

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Do we have a slot for him? It would be a gamble to throw him into a four day game given that he has so little first class cricket under his belt.
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Joined: April 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

November 6th, 2017, 4:23 pm #12

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
I don't see the logic in signing Rashid Khan when he has little experience in playing outside the subcontinent. Not to mention Yorkshire already have unrivalled domestic spinners in Rashid and Rafiq, Carver as back up plus Logan and Shutt if needs be.

A batsman and batsman-keeper is what Yorkshire really need for the T20 Blast.
No Pyrah, no party
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Joined: August 20th, 2013, 11:26 am

November 6th, 2017, 4:44 pm #13

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Pyrah --- "Not to mention Yorkshire already have unrivalled domestic spinners in Rashid and Rafiq, Carver as back up plus Logan and Shutt if needs be."

"Unrivalled domestic spinners" ---- In the CC, our Rashid will miss 1/2 the season away with England, and Rafiq an "unrivalled spinner" (5 wickets at 78.60)? We are ok for the T20 but DM was suggesting Rashid for the CC.
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Joined: April 18th, 2014, 12:12 am

November 6th, 2017, 5:50 pm #14

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Presuming Adil Rashid does not get an IPL contract or get a test call up, he will be available for most of the County Championship season. Missing most of June and half of July for England's white ball internationals against Australia and India. Whenever Karl Carver does get a bowl, his record in red ball cricket is proven and needs encouraging further instead of signing a luxury player.

I would prefer for Yorkshire to address the long term batting issue and avoid a potential scenario of starting the 2018 County Championship season with just four recognised senior batsmen.
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Joined: October 17th, 2013, 8:44 pm

November 6th, 2017, 5:54 pm #15

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
We've got batsmen and seam bowlers coming out of our ears. We desperately, DESPERATELY need a top spinner, to supplement Adil when he's available, to replace him when he's not. I would prefer an orthodox spinner, given how well Leach and Harmer did, for example, but I'm struggling to think of one good enough to make a difference.

I think we can accept that Rafiq's expertise does not extend to f-c cricket; Carver perhaps, Logan perhaps, Shutt perhaps - but not yet as match-winners, Championship-winners. Rashid Khan could be, and he plies his T20 skills round the world, no fancy tricks, just fiercely spun leg-breaks and googlies landing on a length ball after ball. Where's the risk?
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

November 6th, 2017, 9:08 pm #16

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
The risk is we continue the habit of getting bowled out cheaply and don't give Rashid, or Rashid Khan or any other demon bowler you care to sign anything to bowl at.
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Joined: March 27th, 2014, 1:24 pm

November 6th, 2017, 11:23 pm #17

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Dave Morton ranking Rashid Khan as the World's premier spinner based on white ball performances alone. Must be a closet t20 fan afterall, good man.
He would indeed be a superb signing. Obviously a different ball game in CC with the batsmen not having to take risks. But suspect he would do well, especially against the dreadful standard of playing spin in our domestic game.

Geoff makes a fair point though, all well and good saying we have lots of batsmen, but let's not go back to pretending there isn't an issue with their performances.
Call for TKC..
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Joined: January 2nd, 2014, 10:57 am

November 7th, 2017, 4:31 pm #18

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Rashid would be fine for our our T20 side as long as we are prepared to play three spinners. Adil is one of the best short form spinners in the world and Rafiq did well last year - so in this form at least our spin departments looks OK.

In the longer form of the game, I'm not sure that we would really want to commit to our only overseas being a 19 year old leg spinner who has played a handful of first class games and never in the UK. It seems to me to be a huge risk - and surely we need to be targeting a batsman for next year?
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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

November 7th, 2017, 5:53 pm #19

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
Didn't watch much but quite enjoyed it.

Looks like good crowds and a decent atmosphere with a good number of English players involved.

3 wickets for Liam Plunkett, was hoping he would be withdrawn to join up with England but no such luck.

Hope the knock out phase is still available on Channel 424.
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Joined: August 17th, 2016, 11:12 am

November 11th, 2017, 12:39 pm #20

For those with access to Sky TV the BPL can be viewed on Channel 424, keep up to date with Punkett, Lyth and Rashid.
I see Tim Bresnan has joined the ranks of Yorkshire players in the BPL.

Another failure for Adam earlier today.
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