Overseas Player 2018: Kane is able!

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Joined: September 7th, 2015, 9:28 pm

December 5th, 2017, 11:56 am #31

We can only have one overseas for the CC and it has to be a batsman.

O.K if someone like Mitchell Starc became available I might be tempted, but then again I'd think about the possibility of injury and still go for a batsman.
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Joined: June 21st, 2017, 11:53 am

December 5th, 2017, 2:57 pm #32

Difficult one.
I would love to see Starc playing for us again. I think he would put the fear of God into most county batsmen nowadays.
Definitely not Handscomb...
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Joined: October 21st, 2013, 1:37 pm

December 5th, 2017, 3:25 pm #33

Handscomb looked absolutely terrible. i hope we are not considering him again.
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Joined: February 13th, 2014, 9:14 pm

December 5th, 2017, 8:39 pm #34

Santner is not a bad shout but agree there are better options.

For me the key is availability. I would sacrifice the lack of games or constant changing for someone considered a lesser batsman. I would hate another season of short term Brathwaites and Marshes. Leaves very little pride in the shirt.

I don't think a spinner is a priority. Seam - We work with our own - Bresnan, Coad and Fisher and then one of Brooks/Plunkett/Willey/Patterson
Batting remains our issue. Lyth opens. Lees (at 3) and Leaning (at 5) we have to persevere with based on promise and investment, but we need to see some end results. Ideally Balance won't break back into England, so he fits in at 4.

That for me, leaves an opener, ideally right handed to avoid 4 lefties at the top. Then a keeper batsman to balance the team from 6.

Something like: Lyth, ??, Lees, Balance C, Leaning, WK?, Bresnan, Rashid, Plunkett, Fisher, Coad (Brooks 12th man)

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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

December 5th, 2017, 9:24 pm #35

Based on what I saw today, Handscomb won't be welcome back at Yorkshire - the England contingent would lamp him as soon as he walked through the door. One of the most odious of an appalling bunch of humans.
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Joined: April 16th, 2008, 3:44 pm

December 6th, 2017, 10:18 am #36

No point going for a current international, we need someone to stick around for the whole season. Someone just recently finished for their internal side?

Now don't ask me who but that's the type we need.
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Joined: January 2nd, 2014, 10:57 am

December 6th, 2017, 1:56 pm #37

Seadog What did Handscomb do? - I haven't seen any of the day five coverage..
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Joined: August 7th, 2014, 4:58 pm

December 6th, 2017, 10:43 pm #38

He seems to be head cheerleader in the Aussie sledging squad, leading to Root furiously pointing his bat at him on day 4.
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 7:13 pm

December 6th, 2017, 11:00 pm #39

Forget sledging for Australia.Handscome's lack of good scores for Yorkshire should be enough to make sure he's not invited back

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Joined: September 12th, 2014, 6:27 pm

December 7th, 2017, 8:18 am #40

I hope Root and Bairstow are constantly reminding him of his poor performances for Yorkshire. In the evidence of this series he should be worried about his Test future too. He looks dreadful.
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