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Steve Smith

Discussion in 'Cricket Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have heard big things about him for a couple of years, and finally seeing him a decent amount this summer, he doesn't look half the player spoken about and at times looks terrible

    Does he play the same way at 1st class level as he has been so far in the internationals ? And maybe picked too soon ?
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    1st class cricket is an absolute joke,we have Hauritz hitting centuries,Jacques a few years ago hit himself a 300 and something in grade and im sure a double century in shield cricket
     
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Smith could be anything, he is just way too young yet. 
     
  4. Fluffy

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    Smith is going down the same path as White.

    Bowling will all but dissapear as he will concertrate on batting - as thats where he keeps getting picked for

    Has bowled just 3 overs in the last 3 matches.
     
  5. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's what I have been worried about - we need a leg spinner a hell of a lot more than we need another lower order slogger. 

    The selectors should have held him back a couple more years. 
     
  6. Fro

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    I'm sure they would have loved too Matt, but this years results along with a huge media push didnt give them much choice.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Has a good eye but not a classic technique by any means. I certainly wouldn't rate him as the 6th best Test batsman in the country by any stretch of the imagination.

    Similarly his bowling isn't anywhere near Test standard either. Strange selection for test side in my book, but just a continuation of this obsession the selectors have with having an "all rounder" in the side. Just another Symonds, McDonald, White or North in my book. 

    He needs to work on his bowling as his priority and any runs he gets should be a bonus.
     
  8. Fro

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    they said the same thing about Watson a few years ago C&C.

    Sometimes perseverace can pay off.
     
  9. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yes you are right, I was a Watson hater, but have been made to eat my words. In fairness though, the biggest criticism of Watson was his inability to string together games because of injury. Now that he can play regularly the consistent results have come with it. I would like to see him used as a bowler more often though, because I think he was underutilised this Ashes series. And Watson has always had a reasonably solid batting technique (as long as you don't get too critical about his penchant for LBW's and bowleds), much better than Smith's that is for sure.

    Smith has potential for sure and I'm happy for them to give him a go, as long as it is a reasonable go and not a Phil Hughes go. But I think he would be better served concentrating on and honing his bowling craft in Shield cricket for a season or two.
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    My greatest concern is his inept running between the wickets
     
  11. nodd

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    He's a NSW'elshman, he'll be there for a while.
     
  12. Fluffy

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    Of course, only since coming to NSW has he been able to string good consistent performances together.
     
  13. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Should own up here...having just moved to QLD i am holding onto the NSW refugee status!
     
  14. clontaago

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    I've lived in VIC for 8 years now. People keep asking me when I will call myself a Victorian?

    My response is always the same. When I have lived in VIC longer than I did in NSW, then I'll call myself a Victorian.

    My plan is to be dead before then.
     
  15. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    how old are you Clon?
     
  16. The Gronk

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    he's 49 but doesn't look a day over 40
     
  17. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    hehe as a relatively young fella I hope he isnt halfway through his time, or he could always move back to NSW
     
  18. Fluffy

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    Suprised no one was here having a go at Smith for his duck since he got a wicket in his first over.

    From 8/142 Marsh & Bollinger did exceptionally well to get 230 and bowling has been great to have them 5/96 needing 6 an over.
     
  19. The Eagle

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    Bet he gets another low score today
     
  20. Duff

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    The boy is starting to look settled in a bit more. If he keeps improving at this rate, he'll be a vital member of at least the 50 over team quite soon.

    As many of us have predicted, he looks a far better player when some importance is placed on his bowling. I really hope that the Aussie staff develop his bowling. Surely that is where he offers us the most value.
     

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