Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by jaybro » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:15 pm

So not a bad debut for Hilton Cartwright he scored 37 runs in his only innings but barely bowled and got hit in the jats crackers fielding close in .....

I think everyone was surprised he was picked as an all rounder due to his bowling not being that strong, but even more surprising he barely got bowled so I ask the question. Why was he picked ? Surely he's not the best No.6 in Australia ?

Either way good luck to him but I'll be surprised if he goes to India .....
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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by Mueddie28 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:41 am

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:20 am

So, what exactly was CA's plan with Hilton Cartwright? You would have thought he would be in contention for playing XI in NZ specially with seniors rested, but no, he is not even in the squad. We can't have him too now (not that he would have played for us, but you know...)

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by eugene » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:58 am

Australian selectors often seem to cycle through players with little rhyme or reason, particularly with guys who are allrounders.
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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by Kriterion_BD » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:05 am

He had good Shield stats, right?

I didn't watch him, but if he's anything like de Grandhomme a T20 slogger with no technique bowling at 125 clicks, then he's lucky to get the cap he got. I don't expect CDG to make it to 10 Tests, but he might forge a decent career in the T20 side for the Blackcaps.

Presumably even making it to Aussie developmental sides is a huge achievement given the huge player pool they have. Plus he did quite well with the bat vs Pakistan.
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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:39 am

A decent show with the bat on debut and now not even in the 2 squads of Australia that are in action in parallel - one in India and the other at home vs SL. Pretty baffling how he has been handled. That debut basically snuffed out a very distant chance of him thinking of doing a Mire.

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by TapsC » Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:01 am

yes it is unfortunate. sadly this happens to a lot of people in the sporting world. many players don't really sit down and assess their chances before making these decisions. it is definitely a dream to get an Australian test cap but would you sacrifice a decade long career for a few caps. same can be said about de Grandhomme. he was on the sidelines for so long. I would only make that decision if my chances of a long career were really good.

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:27 am

Depends on what he's looking for. He's probably made more money playing domestic/BBL/A team/1 Test match than he would have made in Zimbabwe.
And also, even if he never plays again for Australia he's pretty much guaranteed a significant domestic career in Australia so he's going to play plenty of high quality cricket. Something that Zimbabwe can't guarantee, particularly now we are lumped with Afg and Ire.

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by L.S » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:43 am

Another one lost. We could use De Grandhomme about now.

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Re: Hilton Cartwright to make Test Debut for Australia

Post by cricket_22001 » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:41 am

He was obviously selected to be the next great trivia question in 10-20 years time. We already know the answer to "How many spinners played for Aussie in the time after Warne retired up until Lyon became first choice"? Or "Name the 3 leg spinners taken by Australia on the 1972/73 tour of the West Indies"? Sam Heazlett will be in the same boat.
To his credit he has moved up to first drop for Wesrern Australia since the Sheffield Shield has resumed. And got a 90 odd. He has seemingly a different attitude to his dropping than Nic Maddinson. Maddinson played in 3 tests, scored less runs & then took a break from the game citing mental health issues. This is not to be taken lightly but if being in the best eleven last test then not being in the touring 16 next up doesn't screw with you, then buggered if I know.
Added to that, his place has gone to Mitchell Marsh, who makes Chigumbura look like the 21st century Sobers. In fact, henceforth, if I ever have the misfortune to post about Mitchell Marsh again, I will refer to him as the Aussie Chigumbura!

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