> It does appear as if the Gilchrist push is definitely on. One wonders
> what Ian Healy has done wrong to deserve this. I'm getting a little
> annoyed with people so willing to discard experience from the side
> like they have been suggesting over the last two seasons. Boon was
> pushed and has now been replaced by a non performing Ricky Ponting.
> Don't get me wrong I think Ponting has exceptional talent and may go
> on to bigger and better things, but I'm worried about a young out for
> form batsman at first drop against an experienced (a little older but
> still deadly) West Indian pace attack.
> Now we want to drop Healy for Gilchrist, a man who has basically no
> experience keeping to Warne, purely it seems on the strength of his
> supperior batting talents (how many times has Ian Heally come through
> in a crisis with his batting. Barbados1995 springs to mind when is
> innings assured Australia of big first innings lead and setup the
> first test match win and the rest of the series).
regards to keepers -
viz. an excellent current keeper and no viable replacement on the
horizon. Nothing Gilcrest did in India conviced me he could be a
replacement for the ever capable Healy.
In RSA Dave Richardson's sucessor is a matter of some concern, with many
players being tried and proving disappointing - Although one would like
to see the RSA team grooming a sucessor, there is no hurry as long as
Richardson isn't injured, I don't think we should be in a hurry to
discard the most consistent keeper in World cricket.