I would also wonder about Buttler keeping fitness, won't have kept for more than 50 overs since the UAE not sure if that is a problem or not
by nickcricket7/6/2016 2:14:56 PM
Andrei Rhodes - I personally think he should get the rest of the summer and hope he comes good, but one reason I have doubts is the difference between his div 1 averages and div 2. 30 in div 1 and 50 in div 2. As George Dobell puts it there is a feeling he is a bully of mediocre bowling. Not sure why Westley is any better
by nickcricket7/6/2016 2:16:46 PM
Agreed - stats aren't everything and I couldn't comment on progression etc but he has a worse average, plays for Essex and is two years older.
by Andrei Rhodes7/6/2016 2:18:19 PM
TEA: Hampshire 174/4 (67 ov, lead by 225 - 2nd inns) v Durham SM Ervine 0* (3) AJA Wheater 10* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/6/2016 2:18:19 PM
WICKET: Worcestershire 147/5 (30.5 ov, target: 366) v Leics JM Clarke lbw b Raine 31 (48) Partnership: 74 (15.2 ov) BA Raine 2.5-0-28-1 RA Whiteley 36* (54)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/6/2016 2:18:22 PM
Vince had a genuinely terrible first 6 months in Division One cricket, after averaging over 60 accross the previous two years in Division Two. Thus no matter what else he does some people think he is, as nick says, a bully of mediocre bowling. My only point is that he is undoubtedly very talented, he seems to have a good temperament and thus should get more of a chance before people start bashing him.
by Matt Warwick7/6/2016 2:18:46 PM
WICKET: Cambridge University 131/7 (57.2 ov, trail by 136 - 1st inns) v Oxford Uni JB Abbott c Jones b Marsden 53 (159) Partnership: 18 (4.3 ov) J Marsden 11.2-5-25-3 PJA Tice 11* (17)
by ESPNcricinfo Live7/6/2016 2:25:19 PM
Joe Clarke out LBW, then re-instated ?!
by stevew1257/6/2016 2:26:00 PM
didn't realise they had DRS at New Road
by stevew1257/6/2016 2:26:12 PM
I say give Vince more time, but what has playing for Essex got to do with not picking Westley?
by jlcis7/6/2016 2:27:52 PM
If I recall, Vince wasn't exactly in a rich vein of form when he was picked. So low confidence from the start followed by the intense pressure to perform. Not exactly a recipe for success, it's what broke Compton.
by Haystack_Jnr7/6/2016 2:30:45 PM
Hildreth wont get selected. If he does they can't bat him at 3. He bats 4 and no where else, always has done for Somerset. IF and it is a big if they select him they would have to move Root up which i don't think anyone thinks is a good idea ... yet.
Vnce should get the summer, or 7 tests, i think most batsmen have been given. He might actually do better over the winter than he does here as i believe he is quite a good player of spin - no?
by dave7/6/2016 2:31:34 PM
Vince has got issues like any batsmen trying to make the step up, his elegant cover drive in some ways make him look like be belongs at that level and has more time than he really does. He is prone to dopey dismissals (evidence last night) he is only 25 and if it doesn't work out for him then he can access what he needs to do to improve and work on it over the winter.
by nickcricket7/6/2016 2:32:30 PM
Maybe it would be better to tell him that he's still very much in the frame but he needs to go back to his County, work on any issues and get some runs. With each failure the pressure just builds and builds.
by Haystack_Jnr7/6/2016 2:34:17 PM
dave - Don't like to give players the title GPoS until they have played in the subcontinent, Bell and Morgan are example of two players who are GPoS in England who didn't translate it abroad
by nickcricket7/6/2016 2:34:36 PM
Can we not just pick Samit and be done with it? Our running between the wickets is currently too good/professional/uncomedic (delete as appropriate) for my liking
by Ben T7/6/2016 2:34:36 PM
i noticed Ansari of Surrey batted at three in the rather poor display against Warks. Do you think the nod has been put out for him to move up the order in preparation for the winter - a sort of Moeen style round peg in a square hole like we witnessed in the UAE
by dave7/6/2016 2:35:08 PM
@Nick, good point. Does T20 in the UAE count as a partial acid test...