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He's just scored 62 off 59 balls (3 sixes) to take Lancs to victory
and S. Jones is tearing stumps out with relative ease at the moment. EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT.
that means he's scored about...62 so far this season. Incredible scenes.
If he gets named anywhere near any of the squads for South Africa I'm going to burn things.
SJones on the other hand, get him involved. Quick smart.
Jones has taken 26 wickets at an average of 11 this season. Bye bye Jimmy Anderson.
it's 12.5, he must have got hit about a bit in the second innings.
they're saying he's got 8 off 12. Good work beeb.
for a decent period of time anymore - his body seems to not be able to sustain cricket at all.
but of course he'll make it straight back into the team at the first sign of his ability to hit a ball, because the selectors seem to be blindly devoted to him.
It's his fitness than I'm more worried about, but his batting, or more accurately his batting form, is the breaker because his bowling isn't really in question. The trouble arises when you want to place him in a four man attack. Given his fitness, it might not be best to bowl 25-30 overs a day. If he is part of a four man attack he, arguably, needs to do this.
If he's part of a 5 man attack, then he needs to be good enough to bat at 6, which I have severe doubts over. I don't think he's a test class number six.
I would definitely not rish him back.
that if it's not a flat track he can bowl at 90mph isn't it?
but he's not a genuine allrounder despite what everyone thinks.
a Genuine all rounder is considered someone averaging over 30 with the bat and under 30 with the ball or someone who's batting average is over their bowling average, he's not far off with 32.50 (batting) and 32.02 with the ball.
His batting has drastically dropped off in the last couple of years but up until that point he is worth the tag.
With being one of the best pace bowlers in the world during that time too.
He averaged 40 with the bat in test cricket for a considerable period of time, which is very decent.
but he was. Up till about 2006 his batting average was about the same as Mark Butcher's.
to get back into a bit of form. I'm sure it's all confidence with him. It would be brilliant if he could have two or three really strong county games over the next few weeks and be fit enough to play by the third test or thereabouts. But if we play him in a five-man attack, it'll be suicide. I wouldn't be surprised if we did, though.