we need to strengthen the batting , but who

we need to strengthen the batting , but who

Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

22 Sep 2016, 08:05 #1

i think the majority of yorkshire fans agree we need to strengthen the batting, even if only to cover jonny bairstows central contract. i think we need a batting overseas who is avalable all season and a domestic batsman to stiffen the batting order. how about
overseas cheteshwar pujara did a steady job for us last time but unsure of indias schedule
domestic joe clarke, worcester batsman / wicketkeeper , only 20 but scoring lots of runs.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

22 Sep 2016, 08:08 #2

Jennings from Durham?

I'm keen to see if Callis and Brook are serious first team potential next season. Hear good reports on both so will be the next Root and Bairstow or the next Tattersall and Roebuck?
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 19:41

22 Sep 2016, 08:16 #3

I don't want to give up on Leaning and Rhodes just yet. Both have shown ability but have been in bad form this season. I'd like to see them going to Australia for the winter and playing good grade cricket.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

22 Sep 2016, 09:10 #4

Depends on Ballances availability (with England, or not) but it could be 3, 4, and 5 we are looking at, possibly 6 as well if Rashid is also away with England ( a complete middle-order). If Ballance and Rashid are with us regularly, then not so much of a problem as long as Ballance never bats at 3 (he can bat at 5 and then we do not need a domestic signing).

A few suggestions(only my opinion).

Gale moved up to asst coach, and appoint a new captain.

3. An overseas (Pujara, Williamson or Lehmann), but anyone as long as it is season long, which will be very difficult with the amount of cricket played by International teams during our summer.

4. Hodd (he always plays a lot better, when higher up the order), and frees up slots 6 to 11 for whichever 5 bowlers we select.

5. A domestic signing, if anyone is available.

6. Rhodes, Leaning, Callis or Brook (who ever is most successfull in the role). Try them all, surely one of them will eventually score some runs!!

Followed by Bresnan, Rashid, & 3 seamers from Patto, Brooks, Siddy, Plunkett, Fisher & Willey.
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Joined: 09 Jul 2008, 18:18

22 Sep 2016, 09:13 #5

I don't want to give up on Leaning and Rhodes just yet. Both have shown ability but have been in bad form this season. I'd like to see them going to Australia for the winter and playing good grade cricket.
I have hopes for Leaning and Rhodes as well (particularly the former). After all, wasn't it only a season or so back that Leaning was out-performing Root at the equivalent age/number of FC matches? My hope is that both become solid county pros for us for many years to come.

How many trees did Patto pull up in his first few seasons?
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Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

22 Sep 2016, 09:28 #6

Jennings has signed a new deal at Durham so he's another non-runner.
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Joined: 18 Jun 2014, 09:27

22 Sep 2016, 12:10 #7

i think the majority of yorkshire fans agree we need to strengthen the batting, even if only to cover jonny bairstows central contract. i think we need a batting overseas who is avalable all season and a domestic batsman to stiffen the batting order. how about
overseas cheteshwar pujara did a steady job for us last time but unsure of indias schedule
domestic joe clarke, worcester batsman / wicketkeeper , only 20 but scoring lots of runs.
Assuming Pujara doesn't get an IPL deal or isn't in the one day squads for India he would only be scheduled in for 3 tests as far as I know

http://www.ecb.co.uk/sites/default/file ... v_2014.pdf

New Zealand also seem to have a very clear schedule though Williamson would be required for the Champions trophy, you'd imagine.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

22 Sep 2016, 13:18 #8

champions trophy only a very short tournament.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 19:41

22 Sep 2016, 14:29 #9

Think there's a number 5 batsman by the name of Bresnan? And apparently he can bowl a bit too.
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Joined: 25 Jun 2015, 10:53

22 Sep 2016, 14:54 #10

There are probably two spots available as you suspect that Gale will go this year. Leaning and Rhodes will be persisted with as you can't discard them too early.

1. Lyth
2. Lees
3. Balance (Although preferably lower down)
4. ?
5. ?
6. Bresnan
7. ? or Hodd
8. Rashid/Rafiq
9/10/11 Plunkett, Brooks, Patto, Siddy, Fisher, or Shaw
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