Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by eugene » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:17 am

Taibu was a class batsmen. His average would have been much higher was he not surrounded by a team that was falling apart in his prime batting years. Once the rebel saga happened, Taibu was basically our lone international-calibre player for a while.
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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:16 am

eugene wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:17 am
Taibu was a class batsmen. His average would have been much higher was he not surrounded by a team that was falling apart in his prime batting years. Once the rebel saga happened, Taibu was basically our lone international-calibre player for a while.
There’s just as strong an argument that he could succeed. Without pressure because of the crap around him. No pressure for his spot. Take his time...
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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by eugene » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:49 pm

Without pressure?! Taibu had the most pressure on him of any international cricketer. If he failed, the team failed, if the team failed its very existence was brought into doubt. Not to mention his bosses were thugs and the country was a trainwreck.
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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:03 am

eugene wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Without pressure?! Taibu had the most pressure on him of any international cricketer. If he failed, the team failed, if the team failed its very existence was brought into doubt. Not to mention his bosses were thugs and the country was a trainwreck.
I was debating this with my friend who’s a semi pro cricketing batsman.
He said it’s always easier for him to bat when he’s played with a team full of spastics. He has no pressure for his spot, he has no pressures usually in terms of pacing and can get his eye in, if he fails, hes just one of 6 failures - it’s more embarrassing to get a duck when 5 other guys got 50s.

Even myself when I look back at last years seasn, the two fifties I made were both when I came in at 5/20 type scores, I had time on my side to build an innings and I just felt so much better the team had nothing to lose at that point. One of the games I came in at 5/27 and got 60* and chased down the 222 score with one wicket to spare. I just sat there and knocked it around a couple of singles an over
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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:32 am

Just 7 with the bat and 3 catches in the latest outing.

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Matches: 7
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Stumpings: 1
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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by Jemisi » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:04 am

I want him to get that next stumping!

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Re: Taibu bounces back to play in Sri Lanka

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:25 am

Taibu not in the XI today. Possibly an injury as he did not bat in the second dig of the last game too.

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