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Kez

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Bairstow or Buttler
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:01:15 PM »

Seems to be a big debate which one should have the gloves in the OD and T20 sides for England.

Could Buttler get the gloves because bairstow is the better outfield?
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Re: Bairstow or Buttler
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2013, 03:03:27 PM »

Bairstow has bucket hands on the boundary and seems a very good athlete and from what I've seen Buttler has been tidy with the gloves - so yeah I would keep it as it is for now.
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Re: Bairstow or Buttler
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2013, 03:15:05 PM »

They're about even with the gloves.  Neither is great, both can catch.

Bairstow is undoubtedly the better outfielder, this much is true. 

But I suspcet the real rationale is that Buttler is just more Southern and posh than Bairstow - the selectors want him in the side come what may and, in the everyone available strongest one day side, there is only one spot - the one with the gloves on (Bell, Cook, Pietersen, Trott and Morgan being nailed on for the batting slots despite Root's performances over the last couple of months).
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