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Trotty!
#61
The decision to not play him today may just bite those making it on the arse. I think there's another argument for his performance against Pakistan and that is if he wasn't stupidly run-out by Pietersen we may have just won that game. Prior to the run-out he had just hit the ropes with a nice shot and there could have been more to come. Those runs would have been more welcome at the time than Batsmen trying to get in. Anyway not to worry, Kieswetter and Pietersen are the way to go today, oh wait a minute. 20 runs from two Batsmen with great expectation is really something, Trotty would have easily craked a 50 today.
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#62
The thing about Kieswetter, hes a young kid with a lot of talent but he's very hit or miss.

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#63
Unfortunately Trott, like Bell, plays for the 'wrong' county! When the selectors, chaired by an ex-Essex player and with an ex-Essex player as England coach, decided to go with their 'golden boy' Cook to lead the team, a man with no captaincy experience and a dreadful one day record and not far off been a liability in the field there was no place for Trott, especially when the new favorite Kieswetter was drafted in.

Nevermind, Englands loss is Warwickshire's gain!
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#64
Yeah same thing happens in Indian cricket. We had 5 Tamil Nadu(as the selector is a former player) players in the last squad! But it's less these days, it used to be that no players from smaller teams got a chance. E.g. Dhoni and Sree would have never played!
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#65
Still say, if you pack the legside for Cook, he'll hardly be able to score in one days - and teams will work this out.

By the way, although its only the Banglas, Strauss with his one day average of 17 this winter, has got to be one hell of a captain to get back in this side hasnt he?

BTW though I dont like playing two keepers, Geraint Rahim made a good case for keeping Prior today.
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#66
I wonder whether, having decided to play Kieswetter, they felt it necessary to drop one of the other South African imports and Trott was the unlucky man. It means, though, that England had twice as many South African wicket keepers in their side as South Africa have.
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#67
South Africa have the best 'South African' keeper by a very long way, even their 2nd choice, /AB d V, is better than the ones England have.
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#68
Another example of inspired one day selection is Sidebottom.

In his last 10 ODIs (going back to June 2008) he has taken 5 wickets.

At an average of 97 (just worse than his test average over the last year of 93)

And an economy rate of just over 6.

:thumbup:
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#69
(28-02-2010, 05:38 PM)Kim Wrote: Another example of inspired one day selection is Sidebottom.

In his last 10 ODIs (going back to June 2008) he has taken 5 wickets.

At an average of 97 (just worse than his test average over the last year of 93)

And an economy rate of just over 6.

:thumbup:

God he is shocking, for me he won't play Tuesday. I can never understand why we never use ODI's to blood young talent ala Woakes. Our bowling attack today was shocking and its as though we are waiting for someone to get lucky in ODI's.
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#70
According to George, Trott's one day place went to Kieswetter, according to vey good sources, because those in charge were nervous about another South African being picked so they did a swap.

Its like our very own quota system.
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#71
(23-03-2010, 08:51 AM)Kim Wrote: According to George, Trott's one day place went to Kieswetter, according to vey good sources, because those in charge were nervous about another South African being picked so they did a swap.

Its like our very own quota system.

Looks like my guess in post 65 above was truer than I knew.
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#72
Good insight Terry, but theres one flaw in that theory. The obvious thing was to swap Kieswetter for Prior, another South African born cricketer.

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#73
Paul - I agree in principle - but I wonder whether Trotty is seen as more obviously South African than Prior just as KP is much more so than Strauss.
Let's hope that we don't find out that Ian Bell is really Zola Budd's lovechild.
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#74
I don't think many people knew or twigged Prior was South African until the last SA tour to be honest.
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#75
(23-03-2010, 11:49 AM)Paul Wrote: Good insight Terry, but theres one flaw in that theory. The obvious thing was to swap Kieswetter for Prior, another South African born cricketer.

But theres a flaw in this theory too. Strauss, having a well earned rest after averaging a massive 17 over the winter, was also born in S. Africa - as he wasnt playing, there was room for one more SAfrican on board.
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#76
Believe we will hear this morning that Trott is not in the T20 WC squad and is only on standby in case Mrs KP has the baby early. Lumb and Bopaar are in. Prior is out as well. Yardy probably in.

So England will go into the WCup with an opening pair of Kieswetetr and Lumb both making their t20 international debuts. Brilliant planning.

If its true about Jonathan then, IMO, its time Giles decided whether hes with Warwicks or with the ECB. It cant help the tricky situation with Ambrose that Ash is part of the selection committee who dropped him, the bowling coach interviews were delayed because he was in SA om ECB buisness and now this.

Trott - England's T20 MVP by the way - has been treated diabolically because of one bad innings and maybe next time he's in the selection room, Ashley should remember how England preservered with him when he had some difficult times.

Im really diassapointed with this
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#77
Lumb has been playing well though in the IPL, as has Bopara as an opener.
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#78
You were spot on, Kim:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/c...082808.ece
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#79
Lumb was good in England last year too.

But Flopara seriously? He has been poor for Punjab in the last 4 games.(he started well then returned to his usual self when the pressure was on)
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#80
But maybe he'll be good in the next 4 games ner ner ner ner
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