Originally Posted by Notts Exile
Willey is nothing more than a slogger. I hear James Taylor say how good it was that we had Sam Billings "a proper batsman" batting at six. Wow. Whooppee do. He's not in the class of number sixes you will see elsewhere. Then our order tails off with sloggers, no one who has the brain power nor ability to bat properly.
I'm fully aware that Willey is just a slogger (not sure Roy is much more either). And that's precisely why you make them open when there's only 2 fielders out. If they come off then they can win you a game, if they get out cheaply then you've still got the proper batsmen to come.
What Willey isn't going to do is change the nature of an innings coming in at 7.