The Line-Up that can bring South Africa Back!

The Line-Up that can bring South Africa Back!

Post by @acad.fandm.ed » Fri, 06 Mar 1998 04:00:00


Look People are gonna call me Mad for this line-up but I think Safrica
can actually pull it off!
1.Lance Klusener (let him pound the ball to take the shine off)
2.Gary Kirsten
3.Adam Bacher
4.*Hansie Cronje
5.H.Ackerman
6.Jacques Kallis
7.Shaun Pollock
8.+Mark Boucher
9.Pat Symcox
10.Fanie De-Villiers
11.Alan Donald (or Hayward if he's injured)

 
 
 

The Line-Up that can bring South Africa Back!

Post by Bob Dube » Sun, 08 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>Look People are gonna call me Mad for this line-up but I think Safrica
>can actually pull it off!
>1.Lance Klusener (let him pound the ball to take the shine off)

Not so far fetched. Early on his career he opened the batting for
Natal and in his first full season topped the Castle Cup averages.

Quote:
>2.Gary Kirsten
>3.Adam Bacher

The position in which he made his debut. He seemed happier - or at
least more prolific - there.

Quote:
>4.*Hansie Cronje
>5.H.Ackerman
>6.Jacques Kallis
>7.Shaun Pollock
>8.+Mark Boucher
>9.Pat Symcox
>10.Fanie De-Villiers
>11.Alan Donald (or Hayward if he's injured)

So, poor old Hudson gets the chop again.

Not a bad selection - plenty of batting and a balanced bowling attack.
But not many specialist fielders - no Rhodes or Gibbs at point, no
Cullinan, MacMillan or Hudson in the slips. Not that fielding is the
be all and end all of selection, but SA have always been notable for
their fielding strength.

Kepler Wessels has been suggesting the kind of batting order
reshuffling that your selection shows. He feels it's wrong to have a
string of relatively inexperienced players at 2, 3, 4 & 5. In that
respect the moving of Cronje up the order might be a good idea.

Perhaps the current thinking is that Cronje should be kept away from
the new ball and be deployed against the spinners. Given the amount of
time the batsmen ahead of him in the order are spending at the crease,
the ball must still be in pretty good shape and the fast bowlers
nicely warmed up when he walks in.

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The Line-Up that can bring South Africa Back!

Post by Chris Westo » Wed, 11 Mar 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

>Perhaps the current thinking is that Cronje should be kept away from
>the new ball and be deployed against the spinners. Given the amount of
>time the batsmen ahead of him in the order are spending at the crease,
>the ball must still be in pretty good shape and the fast bowlers
>nicely warmed up when he walks in.

I think that the assumption that HC can't play fast bowling is a little out
of date, he has improved considerably since Devon 'the destroyer'
Malcolm put the wind up him at the Oval.  

--
Chris Weston

 
 
 

The Line-Up that can bring South Africa Back!

Post by Peter Wakelin » Thu, 12 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Your Mad!

Quote:
> Look People are gonna call me Mad for this line-up but I think Safrica
> can actually pull it off!
> 1.Lance Klusener (let him pound the ball to take the shine off)
> 2.Gary Kirsten
> 3.Adam Bacher
> 4.*Hansie Cronje
> 5.H.Ackerman
> 6.Jacques Kallis
> 7.Shaun Pollock
> 8.+Mark Boucher
> 9.Pat Symcox
> 10.Fanie De-Villiers
> 11.Alan Donald (or Hayward if he's injured)