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Old 20th December 2007, 10:05   #18
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Originally Posted by Kim View Post
I really cant think of past examples of wise old heads retiring to the slips as their reactions slow (let alone many). The decent slips are slips most of their career.

Pringle made a simple point about slip practice for novices like Bell. Expecting a catch every three seconds isnt the same as getting one, maybe, every three hours.
There are quite a few seniorish batters who are excellent slippers but not in the team at present for various reasons. I'm not necessarily saying they should be, but if they were, then we might have a better line.
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