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mozart

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JP Duminy
December 20, 2013, 03:15:10

Duminy lost the Pakistan  ODI with a very nervous innings, just when we needed some assertiveness. Today he looked like a deer in the headlights again. This kind of player infects his team mates. 


DbDraad

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RE: JP Duminy
March 24, 2014, 16:21:08
 Saved our arses today.


Arthur John

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RE: JP Duminy
March 25, 2014, 15:14:53
 He performed well against NZ.

What a game that turned out to be.

Enjoyed each and every moment of the game.

I was very impressed with the comments from the NZ skipper after the game.....classy guy.

SA really have to review selections of guys like de Kock, Faf and Alma for Twenty/20 games.

Comments above the belt please.


clevermike

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RE: JP Duminy
March 26, 2014, 17:00:26
 AJ

I read an article in Supersport about the SA approach to  T20 games.  They clainm that the problem is we do not follow the world trend and select big hitters for that version of the game.  The one guy they mentioned was Amla - his run rate is tto slow for that version of the game.  

However, there seems to have been a problem in that regard.  Because of Amla's slow starts it puts pressure on De Kock and he hits out at balls he should not hit at.  De Kock is in fact the last player that should be considered for replacement - he had the second highest score in the SriLanka T20 game and the lack of runs early on against New Zealand was his downfall in that game.   

However,  De Kock was not the only casualty of that problem in the New Zealand game  He was quickly followed by AB and Du Plessis and later on by Miller.

I would start by changing the batting order - opening with Faf and De Kock, and AB and Miller coming in at 3 and 4, followed by Duminy and Abie Morkel, Amla and the bowlers.   

I would seriously think about changing Morne and Tsotsobe as well.   It does not look like Morne has adjusted well to sub-continent conditions yet.   However, they are playing the netherlands tomorrow and I think they should giove Morne another rin - he will recover his mojo soon and needs game time.         



Arthur John

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RE: JP Duminy
March 26, 2014, 22:17:31
 clevermike thanks for the info.

I agree that Amla should move lower down the order as his scoring ability does not appear to fit into this type of game.

As for Faf I'm sorry he is a test player not a shorter game specialist in my eyes.

de Kock has the ability but he must resist trying to hit every ball out of the park. I do think that your comment about his opening partner not being able to push the score along does influence his batting is valid.

That is why you have managers and coaches who must have the experience and strength to make the changes necessary.

The game against the Nederlands will turn out to be a joke....just like the Dutchmen;s last game.

The gap between the top eight and the rest of the teams is evident with the performances from the Dutch and the guys from the bay of Bengal. Shameful to watch.

Lets trust that the changes are made and that guys like de Villiers can come to the wicket and play their natural game not pressured to slog at each and every ball.

Vasbyt and watching. 


clevermike

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RE: JP Duminy
March 27, 2014, 05:03:18
 AJ

Very food comments.  I would have selected Faf not entirely for his batting - abut also for his fielding.   He has done extrem,ely well in the IPL where he was basically used as an opening batter.   However, I would have selected a big hitter like Rilee Rossouw ahead of Amla in the squad and rather  use  him as an opener.

It is essential that some big hitters will fail - but when they do they should at least have had a run rate of 7 or more runs per over.  

The key game is not today, but against England.  Today is required to be a victory by a wide enough margin and a win against England = will take Ebnngland out of the running completely.

I think SriLanka is likely to beat New Zealand and England and in fact hope they do. Victories by SA in both games and by SriLanka in their remaining games would mean the two semi-finalists from this group will be SriLanka and SA.  However, the position will be clearer after todays games.

    

  


Arthur John

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RE: JP Duminy
March 27, 2014, 15:05:34
 Wow.....just sneaked in.

What a disaster even though we won.

de Kock requires some needy net batting time and a strong and encouraging chat by the team elders.

Faf cannot command a place in the IPL starting team......so someone in that organization appears to know his shortcomings in cricket.

????????



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