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Old 19th January 2014, 22:43   #4
Michelle Fivefer
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Originally Posted by Chin Music View Post
It's unreasonable to expect him to be the finished article with either bat or ball. He's only in his first few months of international cricket despite being picked before his time for ODIs a couple of years ago for a couple of games here and there. Lets hope whatever coaching he does receive doesn't send him backwards like some of his colleagues appear to have done.
Exactly what I was thinking. He was the only bright spot in the Ashes and as a result England are using him as if he is an experienced senior player. Giving him too many overs to bowl and promoting him to #3.

There has been an over-reaction to new players doing well at the beginning of their England careers. High praise from coach and captain, too much hype in the media. Look what's happened to Root; over-promoted and ultimately dropped, although in his case possibly only temporarily. They mustn't ruin Stokes as well.
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