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Vijay on the way
Discussion started by cricketjerry-mouse , 23 August, 2019 12:11
Vijay on the way
cricketjerry-mouse 23 August, 2019 12:11
Somerset have now agreed terms with Indian Test opener Murali Vijay, and he will play the last three championship matches of the season, subject to approval from his state association, Tamil Nadu.

Re: Vijay on the way
Shepton Paul 2 23 August, 2019 12:12

Re: Vijay on the way
mikeindex 23 August, 2019 13:10
Very fine player, and a specialist opener which we could certainly do with.
Presumably Steve Davies will open with him after his ton last time, though I'm never entirely happy with a WK opening in the four-day game precisely because he may have to go straight out and open after a gruelling 4-5 sessions in the field (and then confound all the doubters by scoring a ton).
Eddie presumably will not now get a game in the championship unless a batsman gets injured (or, less probably, selected for England).

Re: Vijay on the way
Grockle 23 August, 2019 15:27
Well we certainly could do worse. Shame we couldn't keep Babar though. I think there is a long term relationship to foster there because he is going to get better.


Re: Vijay on the way
AGod 23 August, 2019 23:16
Very good news re: Murali Vijay. Well done, Mr Hurry. Andy has done an excellent job with the overseas recruits, both in the identification of targets, and in getting the signings over the line.

I don’t know whether the plan will be MV and SD or MV and TA. If the former, then PLEASE can we then bat TA at 3, so that JH can be returned to his rightful position at 4!?

Re: Vijay on the way
wsm fan 24 August, 2019 00:25
SD was a very temporary move.
Vijay will open with Tom.
Hildy 3 Tom B 4 George 5 SD 6.
We will hopefully get Lewis back for Sept10 too.
Under no circumstances should be rushed back for any T20 bish bashing.
There is 1 single priority left this season and it involves a red ball and 12 massive days in our quest for the one we all want.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/08/2019 08:10 by wsm fan.

Re: Vijay on the way
AGod 24 August, 2019 06:23
Yep, don’t risk anything for T20.

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