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Docker    437

No pressure knock.

Screw what Wessels said. Did you hear Moody's comments on Sanga?

Has to be one of the softest hundreds he has ever made - the top four had murdered the bowling and he comes in to continue the hit and giggle.

What did Big Tom say in summary?

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taipan    1,432

Basically that when he was with SL he spoke to Sanga who wanted to be the world's top bat. Moody told him he would have to give up keeping. Sanga didn't want to, would hurt the team etc etc. Then he gave up keeping and became the world's top bat.

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Docker    437

Basically that when he was with SL he spoke to Sanga who wanted to be the world's top bat. Moody told him he would have to give up keeping. Sanga didn't want to, would hurt the team etc etc. Then he gave up keeping and became the world's top bat.

Mind you in the second Test Faf was the seventh batsman and wouldn't have played unless AB was keeping. I would have had Faf in before Ruldolph so that argument swings both ways.

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taipan    1,432

Nah JP was batting seven in the first test as well. At least we are beginning to get the middle order sorted.

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Owen, one swallow doesn't a summer make!

AB was under no pressure whatsoever, and the bowling at that stage was atrocious! A high school kid could have scored off most of that bowling.

Ponting, Hussey, and Warner trying to bowl out overs to the new ball - of course he would cash in! Before that nothing to write home about!

No, Owen, AB still has lots to prove before I'll concede! He's still a second-rate keeper.

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If they prove us wrong, and his batting goes back to what it was and we keep winning with him as a keeper, we'd all be more than happy to eat humble pie

Until then, the jury is still out

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taipan    1,432

If they prove us wrong, and his batting goes back to what it was and we keep winning with him as a keeper, we'd all be more than happy to eat humble pie

Until then, the jury is still out

Well we have 2 relatively easy home series coming up, will have to check the FTP OUT.

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Well we have 2 relatively easy home series coming up, will have to check the FTP OUT.

These Paki's could wake up on the rigth side of the bed ! :36_11_6:

The quick bowling attack must be their worst in history unless they've produced someone new since I last saw them. They could do with that Amir back.

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Docker    437

Well we have 2 relatively easy home series coming up, will have to check the FTP OUT.

Bloody shame that the best cricket is over for the summer. We have Sri Lanka who just lost to NZ at home - time for the flat trackers like Watson to fill his boots

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Owen Meany    552

Deur: Altus Momberg Kaapstad

2012-12-09 00:11

Diegene wat meen AB de Villiers is ’n veel beter kolwer – sónder

die paaltjiewagterhandskoene – sal moet vrede maak daarmee

dat dié Pretorianer nie binnekort afstand gaan doen van sy

dubbele rol nie.

Gary Kirsten, die Suid-Afrikaanse krieketafrigter, het

vandeesweek in Kaapstad volgehou die Proteas is tans die beste

span in die wêreld – juis omdat De Villiers homself nou gevestig

het in albei dissiplines.

Dié 28-jarige blondekop het homself geruime tyd gelede reeds

onderskei as een van die voorste kolwers in wêreldkrieket, maar

hy het vanjaar ’n effense lopiedroogte beleef sedert hy die groot

handskoene by die uitgetrede Mark Boucher oorgeneem het.

De Villiers het ’n toetsgemiddelde van 50.42 in die 71 toetse wat

hy nie paaltjiewagter was nie, maar hy kon in nege toetse ’n

gemiddelde van “net” 39.21 handhaaf sedert hy Boucher

opgevolg het.

Dít boonop ná sy skitterende 169 lopies in verlede naweek se

beslissende toets teen Australië in Perth.

Kirsten glo egter dat die balans en “ekstra beweegruimte” wat

De Villiers as ’n veelsydige speler bied, van onskatbare waarde is.

“Ek dink dis ons groot X-faktor – die feit dat ons ’n bykomende

kolwer op nr. 7 kan kies. Dit het ons beslis in die toetse in

Engeland én Australië gehelp,” het Kirsten kort ná die

seëvierende Suid-Afrikaanse span se terugkoms in die

Moederstad gesê.

“Daar mag wel ’n tyd kom wanneer ons weer sal moet kyk na die

samestelling van ons span.

“Vir die nabye toekoms gee dít egter aan ons daai X-faktor –

veral omdat ons twee uitstekende veelsydige spelers in Jacques

Kallis en AB het, wat in ons topvyf kolf,” meen Kirsten.

Sedert die uittrede van spelers soos Boucher, Shaun Pollock,

Nicky Bojé en Andrew Hall het die Proteas dikwels gesukkel om

deurgaans lopies aan te teken aan die einde van hul beurte.

Die lang kolfstert is steeds een van dié span se grootste kopsere.

Met De Villiers agter die penne kan ’n bykomende kolwer egter

gekies word en kan dié jare lange swak plek nou straks ’n sterk

punt word, meen Kirsten.

Robin Peterson, die draaibouler wat ná die toer na Doer Onder

nou straks sy plek in die toetsspan bespreek het, is ’n uitstekende

kolwer om op nr. 8 in te stap, terwyl Vernon Philander ook reeds

begin vanjaar in Nieu-Seeland gewys het hy is ook met die

wilgerlat nie juis onhandig nie.

Kirsten se uitlating maak dit duidelik dat Thami Tsolekile, die

Proteas se reserwepaaltjiewagter teen die Aussies, straks ook nie

sal kans kry in die komende tuisreekse teen die Kiwi’s en Paki­

stan nie.

Daar was sprake dat Andrew Hudson en sy keurdergroep

bekommerd was oor De Villiers se swaar werklas, maar dat hulle

Tsolekile nie by die diepkant wou ingooi teen die Aussies en in

Engeland nie.

’n Tuisreeks teen die sukkelende Swartpette is ’n aansienlik

makliker vooruitsig en kon aan Tsolekile sy eerste toetskans

sedert 2004 besorg het.

Intussen het Kirsten ook laat blyk dat Kallis voortaan ál minder

sal boul.

Dié veelsydige rots het ’n dyspierbesering opgedoen in die

tweede toets in Adelaide en het byna die Waca-stryd, wat die

toerspan met 309 lopies gewen het, misgeloop.

www.rapport.co.za

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Owen Meany    552

2007 9 16 2 387 77 0 3 27.64 14/–

In 2007 het AB ook nege toetse gespeel teen n gemiddelde van 27.64. Sou jy sê dat hy toe te veel veldwerk gedoen het?

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DbDraad    595

2007 9 16 2 387 77 0 3 27.64 14/–

In 2007 het AB ook nege toetse gespeel teen n gemiddelde van 27.64. Sou jy sê dat hy toe te veel veldwerk gedoen het?

Goeie punt. Ek dink Gary weet wat hy doen en weet so bietjie meer van krieket af as die man in die straat.

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taipan    1,432

Goeie punt. Ek dink Gary weet wat hy doen en weet so bietjie meer van krieket af as die man in die straat.

Despite the overwhelming stats proving the opposite?

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DbDraad    595

Despite the overwhelming stats proving the opposite?

I would have started playing QdK now, but I think Gary would know better than me.

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taipan    1,432

Goeie punt. Ek dink Gary weet wat hy doen en weet so bietjie meer van krieket af as die man in die straat.

So I take it you will not be questioning HM's decisions in the future. Or are you supporting Gary merely because is from the WP?

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