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Swanny up the order
« on: January 04, 2010, 09:29:55 PM »

So people I have been having a little think...

Do you think he should be given a go at 8 or just let him continue at 9 getting more than useful runs...
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2010, 09:30:59 PM »

I think keep him at 9, Broad is more consistent than him IMO
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 09:31:54 PM »

No. Broad is technically better and at eight he would have less freedom to play shots whereas at nine there are no expectations.
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2010, 10:05:53 PM »

wherever they bat englands tail is looking good!

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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2010, 10:09:46 PM »

Push him up to 8
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2010, 10:11:13 PM »

I'd keep Swann at 9 as he had been doing well there, Broad's being doing well enough at 8 so I don't think there is any need for change.
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 10:11:26 PM »

Broad 8, swann 9-it just appears stronger on paper for some reason!
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 10:34:58 PM »

Swann wants 8 as he told Flower he bats above Broad at county level.
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2010, 10:37:30 PM »

Presumably most cricketers would like to bat higher up the order. Broad is clearly technically superior and has a better base to build on (he used to open until he was about 16). He's much younger so there's more time for him to progress with his batting so I think should be given more time to practise. The best place to do that is in the middle.
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010, 01:02:46 PM »

Swann has much more experience batting higher up the order, he opens (albeit in the shorter form) for his county, so I disagree with you saying Broad has a better base to build on. However it is important that neither should be heavily relied on as they should be in the side for their bowling, the batsmen should be scoring the runs...
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2010, 12:03:35 AM »

I can understand both arguments!
Swanny is in better form with the bat in all formats at the moment!
But I think that Broad 'looks' more like a test batsman than Swan, assuming he can refind some of the promise and form he was showing a while ago!
But maybe play the batsman who is on better form? So that would be Swan at the moment!!
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2010, 07:03:31 AM »

Either way they put them, they look a very strong 8/9 partnership!
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2010, 09:48:49 PM »

put swann up to 3 let him smash it for a bit
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2010, 09:52:30 PM »

put swann up to 3 let him smash it for a bit

He would be a better N/watchman than Jimmy
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Re: Swanny up the order
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010, 09:59:12 PM »

He plays too many shots for that.
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