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Re: Dawid Malan moving to Yorkshire
Posted by: Andrew Dow
Date: 05/11/2019 07:55
The one thing that might be said about Dawid's time as our captain was that the captaincy did not affect his batting.

That might well be because he was not mentally engaged as a captain. I was barely aware of his presence on the field, and certainly cannot remember any inspirational field changes - can anyone here?

Agreed that it is now a time of over rates and so lengthy consultations as to whether fine leg might be moved slightly to the left are gone, but he was a very passive captaincy force, not an arm waving demonstrative presence.

Was Tim or Toby the bowler most similar to Ollie Robinson, whose "end" might have most suited that bowler when early wickets were a priority at Hove? Well, guess which one took the to end?
It seemed pre-determined.

That was also the first time when Stuart voiced his annoyance at the negative comments about the pitch from returning batsmen.

I'd like the next captain to come from within, to be an obvious Middlesex through and through player, and also someone with a bit of attitude in the way they play who might also be prepared to kick @rse within the dressing room. (As well as being sure of their place in the side) It might be asking too much for Simmo to be given yet another role in the side.

Only one name for me : Toby.

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