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Re: Championship v Surrey
Posted by: AGod
Date: 14/05/2019 08:51
In the case of Hildreth, one wonders how long he, himself, will want to persist at three if he doesn't come off there?

One can see the logic of "England have top three vacancies, bat in the top three," but there must still be a remote chance that England might pick somebody scoring lots of runs at four in CC1, to bat at three for them. There's (presumably) very little chance of them picking somebody not scoring runs at 3 in CC1 to bat there for them, the fact that they're not spoiled for choice, notwithstanding.

One thing worth mentioning... in CC1 they've gone to the ball with the less prominent seam.. and this is likely to mean that top three batsmen make more runs in CC1 than they did last year... BUT the Ashes is going to be played with the old ball.....so any new batsmen making the step up from CC1 to Tests, will have to deal both with an increase in standard and with a ball more tricky than they one they've been batting against all season..

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