Harry Brook, Flash in the pan or real deal?

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Harry Brook, Flash in the pan or real deal?

Post by jaybro »

Harry Brook has just smashed another run-a-ball hundred in Test cricket making it his 4 in 9 matches. Only Sunil Gavaskar & Sir Donald Bradman had more runs than him after as many matches.

Brook seems to be the biggest beneficiary from the evolution of the English Test side and the birth of 'Baz-Ball' and as I type this he's approaching his first double hundred with his average over 100 and strike rate also around a run-a-ball.

But, taking away his ludicrous Test record, the rest of his career numbers across the other formats for England are moderate, although much like his Test career, it's a small sample size. His numbers for Yorkshore are good, without being crazy good, so it begs the question, is Brook the real deal or just a flash in the pan?

Either way, he's great to watch at the moment and I can't wait to see him play the Aussies in the Ashes.

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Re: Harry Brook, Flash in the pan or real deal?

Post by pillowprocter »

Has he truly been tested yet? Played in India or Australia? He's played almost all of his Test career so far on flat tracks in Pakistan and NZ without Boult and Jamieson. He is quite a talented batsman, but far from proven.

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