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Junior

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Has been poor with the gloves all series and I would love to see England be brave and have a specialist keeper. The batting line up is deep enough to accommodate surely
What ? He keeping was immense and faultless in the last game. I admit, he's been on thin ice, but last match and this match has cemented his place for a while yet.
 

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Buttler has just bought himself another series with that innings.

Really really don’t rate him at test level. He’s far too inconsistent with the gloves and his batting is flaky as hell.
Agreed, but his keeping on a difficult wicket in the last test was very very good. Coupled with his knock in this test plus his 40 odd in the previous has cemented his place.
 

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Agree.. he is in...
So what happens to Bairstow?
One day player for the time being. Shame there has been no FC season so he can prove what he can do in the longer format. I'm a fan as he had a really great purple patch, but since he lost his form, he's struggled to regain it. I also think he fell foul to jumping around the order a bit. If he'd have stuck at 6 it may have helped him.

I think Foakes is next in line for the test team should Buttler slip up .
 

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radar shows it clearing later, might get a few overs after tea but it is Manchester
I'd be surprised. Given how much water it's put down it's going to take a long time of dry weather to get the outfield fit for play. Think today's gonna be a write off. Tomorrow looks a bit dodgy as well.
 
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I'd be surprised. Given how much water it's put down it's going to take a long time of dry weather to get the outfield fit for play. Think today's gonna be a write off. Tomorrow looks a bit dodgy as well.

thats what all the new fangled drainage that causes such dead wickets was put in for, groundsman reckons he needs 90 mins to get it playable once it stops :eek:
 

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thats what all the new fangled drainage that causes such dead wickets was put in for, groundsman reckons he needs 90 mins to get it playable once it stops :eek:
How does the drainage cause the dead wickets? I'd assumed that the drainage would enable the outfield to dry more quickly but as the square would be covered anyway the drainage wouldn't affect it.
 
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How does the drainage cause the dead wickets? I'd assumed that the drainage would enable the outfield to dry more quickly but as the square would be covered anyway the drainage wouldn't affect it.

cant say i know the full details but has clearly led to drier slower wickets than we used to get at test match grounds, i assume the reduced levels of moisture are the cause
 
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