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Jeethan Patel bye bye??
#1
http://www.cricinfo.com/slvnz2009/conten...e=fixtures


Looks like we will have him for about another month then have to say 'so long, farewell, au wiedersen, goodbye'.

(I never did like the sound of music much but think that's corrrect!!).

Then who as OSP?

Apparently wants annther crack at cricket over here next season either with ourselves or another county.
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#2
well must admit i was a bit sceptical when he first started but after yesterday would welcome him back any time.
a fantastic last over with 5 runs needed and he only let them score three
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#3
Is he definately going? That link just gives the schedule. Will he actually be selected...

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#4
If you are touring Sri Lanka ..... then you will surely take two spinners and he will surely be the second spinner after DV.
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#5
Vettori and Mcullum

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#6
I think they'll take him. We may be seeing his NZ career mirrored here - great in the one days but not in the longer form is like being in the ODI but not test squad. But its very early days for him in the CC.

If the season goes on like it has, Id think of replacing him - if he goes - with a quick.
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#7
Ok Kim but guess who was right yesterday out of the three of us. He could be on a roll now!

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#8
KIM: Could I please ask why you would replace him with a quickie?


As it could be a long and hot summer do we not need two spinners in the side or at the very least the option of two spinners?
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#9
Just think that so far, by the time we get to the spinners, we are already behind and that none of the 6 CC games we have after/if he goes are on particularly spin freindly pitces apart from maybe Scaraborough. First two are at Trent Bridge and Durham for example. But, as ever, it depends on who is available, quick or spin. Happy with a top quality wicket taking spinner as well.
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#10
Forget the championship - we aint going to win that. Sadly its going to be an arduaous battle (with little feel good factor) to survive whoever we have. But survive I think we might (our seasons seem to have been set round survival).... so we might as well get someone who helps our one day team and then contributes to the four day game.

So we need someone who can help us win the very important T20 (if JP has left by the quarters - or to be so bold even finals day). The T20 title is the only one we have a meaningful shout for. So who are the O/S T20 specialists available ? They can then help the lads in the somewhat meaningless pro 40 and the battle to avoid the bottom 2 berths in the CC.

That'll get the juices flowing :thumbup:


So they'll probably save £££££££££££££'s and get no one - for the same reasons as above :001_tt2:
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#11
He is not defo going to go but it is likely. Guys look at the list though August 13th. So he aint going to be here for final day IF we get through. But quarters he will be here.

We need to look to find a bowler that can pick up lots of wickets in the CC. Otherwise difficult to stay up. I would always suggest an Indian. :) But India

http://www.cricinfo.com/srilanka/content...10589.html

are playing a series against sri lanka and new zealand a month later.

Pakistan is the most likely team to take someone from as their tour ends on 12 Aug. Perfect timing. But they dont have a stand out CC bowler.

South Africa. Perfect. But I think they will organise series before champ trophy.
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(29-06-2009, 03:55 PM)Warleybear Wrote: Forget the championship - we aint going to win that. Sadly its going to be an arduaous battle (with little feel good factor) to survive whoever we have. But survive I think we might (our seasons seem to have been set round survival).... so we might as well get someone who helps our one day team and then contributes to the four day game.

So we need someone who can help us win the very important T20 (if JP has left by the quarters - or to be so bold even finals day). The T20 title is the only one we have a meaningful shout for. So who are the O/S T20 specialists available ? They can then help the lads in the somewhat meaningless pro 40 and the battle to avoid the bottom 2 berths in the CC.

That'll get the juices flowing :thumbup:


So they'll probably save £££££££££££££'s and get no one - for the same reasons as above :001_tt2:

Personally, cant forget the CC when we are in the bottom two. Interesting dilemma it could be though - a player to keep us up in the CC or a specialist for t20 finals day (as pro40 is irrelevant)? Money and the champions league would say the latter I suppose.
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#13
True. But would Ashley risk going down.
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#14
If Patel does leave how about South Africa's Roelof van der Merwe as a replacement OSP spinner. He is a good left hand orthodox spinner who is also a an aggresive late order bat and not to mention one of the best fielders in international cricket. Chances are South Africa may be playing or he might not be made available by them but if he is available he'd be a tremendous player to target.
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#15
Interesting points Kim, DD and Coltrane. In truth I suspect the clubs hand will be kept in its pocket for similar reasons as my post - what is the minimum they can get away with to achieve just enough?
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#16
I spoke to a friend yesterday who said we had spoken to Mendis, he is too expensive, is he available?
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#17
Nope. He'll be playing V Jeethan if J is picked.
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#18
Ok thought so my friend said he was interested in next season but wanted far too much money.
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#19
We need someone.
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#20
Umar Gul, he will win us the T20 and save us in the CC.
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