And also, Hain, imo is more suited to limited overs than to test cricket. He is in the mould of a sold opener/middle order batsman than a pinch hitter and also, if he is to play test cricket, certainly he will have to improve his technique and temperament.
by Aneesh Kumar9/2/2016 1:20:37 PM
I'm not against the format per se, it just seems strange that the side who may win it is playing like England did 18 months ago. World cricket has moved on and it really just shows that the County game is in the (cricketing) dark ages. Perhaps the format should be incentivised to reward high scoring? Bonus points or something, I don't know?
by dave9/2/2016 1:21:31 PM
WICKET: Durham 240/4 (74 ov, lead by 171 - 2nd inns) v Notts G Onions lbw b Patel 65 (136) Partnership: 162 (44.4 ov) SR Patel 8-1-30-1 KK Jennings 109* (216)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/2/2016 1:23:51 PM
Aneesh Kumar. You mean Hain, the new Jonathon Trott, is more suited to one day cricket than test? Did you see his record last year? I admit he has had a serious case of second season syndrome in the Championship this year, but i don't see how he has suddenly morphed into a modern one day player? Essentially that would mean Trott and Bell should be getting back into the ODI team as well?
by dave9/2/2016 1:23:54 PM
Yes, I do agree. The teams, as Morgan says, must treat 50-over game as an extension of 20-20 rather than the shorter version of tests. Maybe we can have a 50-over city based competition and retain Blast in its present format.
by Aneesh Kumar9/2/2016 1:24:25 PM
Problem with that is that groundsmen will produce road to boost points, generally think the counties should play less 50 over cricket and use UAE PCA game and the Lions to give the right player extra experience in the format
by nickcricket9/2/2016 1:24:27 PM
Unluckily cut down 35 short!
by StaggerBreaths9/2/2016 1:24:29 PM
Freddie Wilde at the Ageas Bowl for Yorkshire 281 and 134-2 v Hampshire 222
Play is about to resume in Southampton.
by Freddie Wilde9/2/2016 1:24:40 PM
SR of 40 - wow slow down Stevie, you'll never help Middlesex bat for the draw like that!
by StaggerBreaths9/2/2016 1:25:34 PM
Also you can tell from the unexcited nature of the Notts. Twitter how well they're going.
CricinfoYorkshire scrapped furiously in the field on a warm afternoon at the Ageas Bowl to turn a crucial match back in their favour
by David Hopps edited by Alan Gardner9/2/2016 1:26:18 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 116/6 (54.5 ov, target: 451) v Northants KS Carlson c †Murphy b Keogh 10 (38) Partnership: 17 (11.3 ov) RI Keogh 26.5-13-64-2 NJ Selman 22* (119)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/2/2016 1:27:04 PM
TEAM 300: Lancashire 300/3 (97.1 ov, trail by 253 - 1st inns) v Somerset SJ Croft 32* (92) AN Petersen 111* (181)
by ESPNcricinfo Live9/2/2016 1:27:09 PM
Essex v Worcestershire - Specsavers County Championship - Division Two
by Jordan Mansfield (Getty Images Sport) via Getty Images on Fri Sep 02 2016
by Alan Gardner9/2/2016 1:27:10 PM
Get rid of the nightwatchman after he hits 65... and Collingwood strides out.
by StaggerBreaths9/2/2016 1:27:26 PM
Very hard to look solely at stats, for example Taylor played a lot of really good innings in lower scoring games in SL in 2014, I wouldn't look great on his SR but they were successful chases
by nickcricket9/2/2016 1:28:36 PM
@Dave, yes I know of Hain's batting. If he bats in the middle order for the test team, he certainly needs to improve his technique before he is considered. That was the same problem with Vince. He seemed perfect till it didn't work out. Sam has lost wickets much due to his temperament, which was good last season but the last couple of matches, he seems to be a little impatient. The form has been up and low, but he has been solid in 50-over game. The last Eng match just emphasized that point. We need someone to anchor the innings so that others can do their hitting. Unlikely to be picked though, with the current selection 'philosophy' but he would be a very good 50 over player.
by Aneesh Kumar9/2/2016 1:32:12 PM
WICKET: Glamorgan 117/7 (55.5 ov, target: 451) v Northants GG Wagg c Barrett b White 1 (6) Partnership: 1 (1.0 ov) GG White 24.5-6-39-5 NJ Selman 22* (119)