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Old 8th July 2017, 04:11   #217
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Originally Posted by JRC67 View Post
I'm not too sure what point you are trying to make here but I suspect the current situation doesn't support it. Due to the match situation and the night watchman QDK is batting at 8, so it's highly likely he will bat .... Then keep wicket 10 minutes later. I don't really see how that is less advantageous than keeping, putting your feet up for a couple of hours then batting at 5, before having another rest while the tail scratch around for a few runs, then keep wicket.
This is getting rather jumbled. QdK is better than an 8. If Bavuma goes early then he will be batting with Rabada, Philander, Maharaj and Morkel. Don't think Bairstow should keep wicket. Would bat him at 3 over Ballance any day. Root gets his preferred 4. Ali 5. Stokes 6. Buttler 7. Rashid and the rest for the last few bats. Would have been my choice. Cook and Jennings are nailed on to open for the series.
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