Monday, November 9, 2009

Good thinking


I was initially thrilled to hear that Albie Morkel would be moved up the order for South Africa and be considered as a batsman who can bowl (badly most of the time) a bit. There's no room in a team for a specialist "last 5 overs batsman".

The added bonus would be that Bouch would drop down where he belongs - number 7. A very good keeper with lots of experience in finishing games, that is the ideal spot for him.

Unfortunately, I happened to watch most of the game yesterday, in which Bouch came in at 4. 4!!!

Thankfully he floundered around for 18 and with Kallis and Duminy due back, he'll hopefully never bat that high again. There's absolutely nothing embarrassing about being a keeper and coming in at number 7, yet one feels that it can only be Boucher's seniority that keeps him coming in ahead of more viable candidates.

5 comments:

Purna on November 9, 2009 at 9:16 PM said...

'yet one feels that it can only be Boucher's seniority that keeps him coming in ahead of more viable candidates'

You mean in batting or wicket-keeping? I'm not sure Bouch can be replaced as a keeper yet.

Darren Buser on November 10, 2009 at 2:53 PM said...

In the batting order. As a keeper I think he's still tops, although I am glad to see Kuhn getting into the T20 squad to give him a bit of international exposure.

Purna on November 11, 2009 at 8:15 AM said...

I don't know much about Kuhn...is he better than AB? Should AB even keep wicket for SA?

Vim said...

Yeah, that was weird, who has he hypnotised into believing he is a proper batsman?

Darren Buser on November 12, 2009 at 2:13 PM said...

Considering AB has said he doesn't want to keep and hasn't really kept for a number of years now AND is a crucial outfielder for us, I think Kuhn deserves a shot at becoming understudy.

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