Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

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Pick two keeper.

Jonny Bairstow
12
46%
Sam Billings
0
No votes
Ben Brown
0
No votes
Jos Buttler
5
19%
Alex Davies
0
No votes
Ben Foakes
7
27%
Andy Hodd
1
4%
Lewis McManus
1
4%
Phil Mustard
0
No votes
Michael Richardson
0
No votes
Adam Rouse
0
No votes
John Simpson
0
No votes
Adam Wheater
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 26

Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed May 24, 2017 10:59 am

Onwards with the selection meeting. We need two keepers from the list.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Wed May 24, 2017 11:49 am

To date we have:

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9. Moeen
10. Rashid
11. Rayner
12. Anderson
13. Broad
14. Woakes
15. Wood
16. Ball (Footitt a vote behind).
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby andy » Thu May 25, 2017 3:40 pm

Pretty obvious that it will be Bairstow and Buttler
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu May 25, 2017 5:30 pm

Foakes could be an outside bet.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 pm

I went for Foakes. He seems to be maturing as a player

I have no idea what his glove work is like, but that doesn't seem to matter these days

I'd take Bairstow too, but mainly as a batsman who can take the gloves in an emergency

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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby rich1uk » Thu May 25, 2017 11:26 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:I went for Foakes. He seems to be maturing as a player

I have no idea what his glove work is like, but that doesn't seem to matter these days



afaik he is a keeper who has worked on his batting rather than a batsmen learning to be a keeper
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu May 25, 2017 11:30 pm

Improving as a bat. He has a good chance.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby alfie » Fri May 26, 2017 6:33 am

My Surrey friends tell me he is excellent with the gloves ; and as Arthur also noted , rapidly improving with the bat. They may be a little biased , but still...

Will they be prepared to ditch Buttler though ? Coach seems to be a fan.

Looking at this squad of 16 I am wondering if it will end up being a little like the one that went (rather unsuccessfully) to India : no real top order bats included as alternates if the first choice players fail. Will they really take three spinners plus Stokes and five other pace men ?
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby rich1uk » Fri May 26, 2017 7:23 am

we did have backup batsmen in India tbh, just they were Duckett and Ballance who at the time were seen as worse options than playing Buttler as a specialist bat
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri May 26, 2017 7:56 am

I don't think they'll take three spinners, but as one of them is Moeen who is batting at four (and the keeper is batting at five, and one of the pace bowlers is batting at six) there is room for one. With that 4-5-6 the squad could become choked with top order bats who aren't going to play and arguably bring down the overall level of quality. Maybe I'll add a seventeenth spot for a back up.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Fri May 26, 2017 2:43 pm

Given Buttler doesn't play fc cricket, it might be sensible to leave him out the Ashes squad.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Durhamfootman » Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 pm

when did 'sensible' ever come into the equation?
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby alfie » Sat May 27, 2017 1:36 pm

I'd forgotten to vote...will go YJB and Foakes.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Arthur Crabtree » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:37 am

Bump, any changes with the official announcement nearer now? That goes for batter/spinner/pace bowler too.
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Re: Ashes selection: Wicketkeepers.

Postby Durhamfootman » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:57 pm

Durhamfootman wrote:I went for Foakes. He seems to be maturing as a player

I have no idea what his glove work is like, but that doesn't seem to matter these days

I'd take Bairstow too, but mainly as a batsman who can take the gloves in an emergency

I wouldn't touch Buttler with a bargepole in tests

I need to change the underlined part. Absolutely the number 1 wk choice... nailed on, no question... rest might as well stay at home unless YJB gets injured
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