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Idle man
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 8:56 AM 

I suppose there is an obvious response about his limitations in English conditions. However I'd much rather our players didn't participate in this juvenile drivel. This sort of nonsense inevitably spreads to other forms of the game, particularly juniors. Is that the legacy Smith & Co. want?

I know the answer tends to be 'we don't want to take the characters out of the game', but this isn't the psychological element that FST among others used brilliantly - and occasionally. It's more like being subjected to the half-cut bragging of a lot of adolescent louts.

I was interested to hear Steve Kirby talk recently. He said that when he first played at first-class level, he had been immature and insecure. He regretted that he had often 'been a twat'.

 
 
Martin
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 10:30 AM 

To be quite honest, I have never understood the point of sledging - good natured banter is fine. It seems to be a complete waste of energy, and I suspect at the highest level most players brush it off or even feed off it.

The argument that it fires up the player undertaking the sledging is all well and good, but if this is cancelled out by making your opponent even more determined, it becomes a pointless exercise. And yes, it is actually quite childish.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 1:29 PM 

Would happily pay a subscription fee for full 'stump mic' audio!

 
 
Twelfth Man
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 1:32 PM 

Willis has said that they've been targeting JB with "particularly personal" stuff. I do hope it is not about what I think it is. Even this Australia team wouldn't stoop that low surely?

 
 

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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 2:02 PM 

I really cant believe the Aussies would sledge about Bairstows Dad in anyway.
Any evidence of this the press would be all over it so filing this one down to mischievous internet rumours.

 
 
Guest
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 6:04 PM 

Good to see Kane back for 2018.

 
 
Kevin Owens
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 6:21 PM 

Fantastic news about Kane coming back

 
 
Geoff B
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Hope he isn't knackered again

December 7 2017, 6:22 PM 

Well at least we know he has the class.

Still need someone early doors for April/May.

 
 
Geoff B
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Hope he isn't knackered again

December 7 2017, 6:22 PM 

Well at least we know he has the class.

Still need someone early doors for April/May.

 
 
Dwight_Schrute
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 6:28 PM 

2nd t20 signing needs to be an absolute gun.

 
 
Stu
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 6:36 PM 

Fantastic news. Just need someone up till July and another T20 specialist.

Pujara for the period up to the start of the Indian tour plus Maxweell or Travis Head?

 
 
Kane Williamson
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 6:45 PM 

New Zealand have no cricket scheduled between March and October next year so hopefully Kane will not be affected by burn out when he arrives.

 
 
Twelfth Man
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 7:05 PM 

Listening to the radio Leeds show. Reading between the lines it sounds like the other player for the pre July period may be an Aussie. The player is currently focusing on international cricket and they hope to hear from them within the next week.


    
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Seadog73
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 7:09 PM 

Please not Handscomb. I'd rather have no one than see that cretin back in the side.

 
 
Twelfth Man
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 7:17 PM 

Well we know it won't be Marsh. Smith or Warner would be a pipe dream and will be playing one day stuff against England in June anyway, which leaves Bancroft, Khawaja and Handscomb. They did say it's a batsman.


    
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marsker
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 8:20 PM 

just to state the facts, peter handscomb finished 3rd in yorkshires batting averages at 33.92 with 1 hundred and 2 fities. he also took 7 catches, just saying.

 
 
Geoff B
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Not necessarily an Aussie

December 7 2017, 8:33 PM 

Just listened to the programme on iplayer.

They did say that the target is involved in International cricket at the moment but that isn't just the Aussies.


 
 
Lewis
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 8:41 PM 

Bancroft would follow the similar trend of Williamson and Handscomb when signed having played for Gloucestershire as younger lads.

Whoever it is I hope they are signed for the whole County Championship matches up to Kanes involvement.

Pujara would be my preferred choice as an ex player who also bats 3 and is right handed and would be a seamless transition to Kane.

 
 
Guest
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Re: Overseas Player 2018

December 7 2017, 9:35 PM 

The period that Kane has been contracted for pretty much coincides with the India tour. So one of their batsmen who doesn't play IPL would top'n'tail Kane's spell nicely. So, yeah, I'd guess Pujara is the guy they're in talks with.

 
 
Seadog73
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Re: Overseas Player 2018: Kane is able!

December 7 2017, 10:25 PM 

What if it's Kohli.....

He said he wants a county stint before greatest series in order to prepare properly.


    
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