T20 signings

Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

11 Mar 2017, 09:02 #11

Leaning ahead of Lees is a definite in my view.

It would look much better with Bairstow and Root in there but alas...
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

11 Mar 2017, 11:11 #12

This may all be irrelevant but the alternate is to use your 5 bowlers.

My team has 6. Could potentially leave out a seamer and go with Willey/Plunkett/Bresnan. With Rashid, Rafiq and Head covering 8 overs of spin.

Seems logical and frees up a batting position with Leaning coming in.

Its all about balance but I personally think some team go in with too many bowling options. Remember the first Finals Day we had? I loved the set up of Root bowling the first over, followed by 19 overs between the 5 selected bowlers (Sidebottom/Bresnan/Rafiq/Rashid and unsure on the other- Starc or was he unavailable?)
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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

11 Mar 2017, 11:48 #13

Six bowlers is fine especially when you have the batting of Willey, Bresnan, Plunkett, i would go with your attack.

If we only played 5 bowlers, Willey opening the batting would mean Bresnan at 8 which is too low.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 13 Feb 2014, 21:14

11 Mar 2017, 13:23 #14

I don't disagree with that, was being thought provoking.

My issue is I don't want to drop Lees. Hes a young lad of huge potential who we have invested on for T20 quite a while.

Hes top order, which we lack and I feel he could really come good this year in T20.

That said, I accept the view on lefties.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

12 Mar 2017, 13:44 #15

I don't think Lees is that far off being a very good T20 player. He needs to find a way of getting off strike, but I think there is a role for an orthodox player of his variety in the top six, doing something very similar to Carberry for us. Fancy "Dilscoops" are not the only way to go in this form of the game.

I agree that in an ideal world, you would want to play Leaning (because he does have the potential to score very quickly indeed). the side suggested above includes six out and out bowlers plus Lyth and Head who can provide the odd over here and there. The question is who would come out of the side to accommodate Leaning. A very tough call - not Willey, Plunkett and Rashid who are internationals. Not Bresnan for obvious reasons. Rafiq is a class act in the short form of the game and will only improve, and Fisher has shown what a star he can be in this form of the game. Whether the side suggested will ever be fielded due to injury and ECB restrictions is another question of course.

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Joined: 27 Mar 2014, 13:24

12 Mar 2017, 16:07 #16

Who would come out of the side to accommodate our leading run scorer in the format over the past 2 years?!

People blinded by red ball form.
My darling Maxi
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Joined: 18 Apr 2014, 00:12

13 Mar 2017, 00:10 #17

A gentle reminder on what Jack Leaning can do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN9zlzoq_Ew

Comes into bat when Yorkshire were 63-3 off 10.3 overs, doubles Yorkshire's scoring rate in his 9.1 overs at the crease with 64 off 29 balls.

First name in Yorkshire's T20 batting line up for me.
No Pyrah, no party
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

13 Mar 2017, 16:07 #18

Jack (along with Brezzy) has been selected to play in the ECB North v South 50-over competition precisely because of his form in white-ball cricket last year. Three match series, starting March 17.
https://www.ecb.co.uk/news/344654

He had a bit of a lean time in the Championship last year, and was unable to make runs for the 2s either, at the very time when he needed them to get selected. But he had a fine CC season in 2015, so he has done it once, and therefore can do it again.

Good cricketer, Jack Leaning. And so is Will Rhodes. Let's support our own players and show some positivity, please!

You pick young players and you get inconsistency; they haven't yet learnt how to score ugly runs. So you can bring in a 28-year-old Kolpak who will do the business, short term. Or you can do what is right, put your faith in youth and talent, and Yorkshire and England and the game of cricket will all benefit.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

13 Mar 2017, 16:40 #19

Agree re Jack, if he only plays in 1 of the competitions next season, it has to be the T20. It was the only competition last season he did well in.

I would go with

Willey, Lyth, Leaning, Ballance, overseas batsman, Hanscombe, Bresnan, Plunkett, Rashid, Rafiq, Fisher.
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Joined: 07 Mar 2014, 11:28

13 Mar 2017, 18:47 #20

Only Bresnan was an automatic pick (in 10th place on the MVP rankings)for the North v South comp - Leaning was a selection. Nevertheless still means that the ECB regard him as one of the best T20 prospects and as such he should be in our best eleven.
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