Matthew Fisher

Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

31 Jan 2017, 15:43 #21

I was not implying that Leaning will not come good again next season, just stating the facts of last season. I really hope he does come good again and 2016 was just "second season" syndrome, as we will struggle with another year like last from him.

IF he has a season like last season, our batting looks very weak after Ballance at 4 with Jack at 5, Bresnan at 6, Hodd at 7 and 4 bowlers. I think we can forget about Rash for over 1/2 of the season with "wall to wall" ODI`s scheduled and it could be even worse if he gets the "nod" for the tests as well.
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Joined: 22 Apr 2014, 18:08

31 Jan 2017, 16:16 #22

Be very surprised if Rashid gets the "nod" for the tests, certainly did not cover himself in glory in the India test series
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

31 Jan 2017, 18:12 #23

Well I'm keen to see who the better spinner is then based on the Indian tests.

Batty Ansari, Ali, Dawson all did worse than Adil
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

31 Jan 2017, 19:27 #24

We are back to square one I think, England still don't have a decent spinner, period.

Therefore all I can see is that Ali will continue to play as the only spinner in Tests, in English conditions.

He is the most useful team member in terms of his batting, holding up an end, and getting a few wickets. He seems popular with his team mates and usually does as he is asked.

Only if Ansari can improve, or if Leach has what it takes or somebody else comes through will things change.
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

31 Jan 2017, 22:07 #25

WibseySimon and others might like this side.

Lyth
Lees
Ballance (c)
Leaning
Handscomb (wk)
Brook
Bresnan
Rafiq
Patterson
Brooks
Sidebottom
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

31 Jan 2017, 22:31 #26

Handscomb woeful with the gloves in the two matches i've seen him keep. Your pal Andy will be a fixture in the Championship.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

01 Feb 2017, 08:20 #27

Another 4 top order wickets for Fisher in the 2nd youth ODI.

Don't know what the wickets like but 4 for 44 from 10 overs is encouraging. England yet to bat.
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Joined: 25 Jul 2015, 12:36

01 Feb 2017, 10:01 #28

Made up for Matthew it will be like we have a new signing next season. Terrific talent & im looking forward to seeing him develop.
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Joined: 28 Apr 2016, 12:45

01 Feb 2017, 11:31 #29

WibseySimon and others might like this side.

Lyth
Lees
Ballance (c)
Leaning
Handscomb (wk)
Brook
Bresnan
Rafiq
Patterson
Brooks
Sidebottom
you would play a one handed keeper with one eye rather than play hodd id hate to think you didn't like someone .
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Joined: 24 May 2016, 21:00

01 Feb 2017, 12:42 #30

Having a keeper who can average over 40 gives the side some security and you can then afford to blood Harry Brook as well as being in position to win matches. I have no personal vendetta against Hodd.
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