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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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To be fair to Hughes, he is very young for an International batsman, and but for the weakness of the Australian side he wouldn't have been thrust into the Test scene so soon. He's only just turned 23 so he's got plenty of years yet to work on his game and turn it around. In 15 years time we might have a very different view of him.

Rishabh

Yes, more or less the same middle order! I had to make the heart-rending decision to leave out Roach, Harbhajan and Sreesanth because I had decided to take a more statistical approach.

Anyway, you have a great blog that I've now blogrolled. Cheers.

The Reverse Sweep


Good point. Hughes has been poorly treated by the Australian selectors - jettisoned unfairly in the 2009 Ashes and recalled when he was out of form at the WACA last year. The Old Batsman wrote a good piece on Hughes about how by trying to change the way he batted he took away his greatest strength - his unorthodoxy.


 

A spell in county cricket in seam and swing-friendly conditions could do him the world of good

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