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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2018, 03:36:55 PM »

We shouldn't be picking spinners because they can bat a bit. we should pick spinners who can take wickets.

Part-time batting spinners have been Englands downfall at times -

Mo
Dawson
Ansari

pick a spinner who can do the job and let Stokes, Woakes and Bairstow shore up the middle order.

Or maybe  a better bet is to let Stokes leach and Bairstow shore up the middle order
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2018, 03:42:06 PM »

Or maybe  a better bet is to let Stokes leach and Bairstow shore up the middle order

I think you might be getting Leach confused with someone else. As far as I know he's in the Tufnell and Malcolm school of tail end batting!
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2018, 03:57:54 PM »

I think you might be getting Leach confused with someone else. As far as I know he's in the Tufnell and Malcolm school of tail end batting!

he looked ok in new zealand, nothing special but no chris martin, looks to get in line and not get out

better than broad!
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2018, 06:19:37 PM »

If anything, Leach is a pre-Mitchell Johnson Jimmy Anderson.  No ability, but tons of gumption.
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2018, 06:21:42 PM »

Think Ali still has some life in him but needs to play more county and less 20 20.

Stick to batting 7. I am sure he had an injury around the time they went out to Australia.
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2018, 02:16:50 PM »

I bat at 1 or 11 makes bugger all difference to me. How's your season going Carlo.
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2018, 08:14:20 AM »

Mo mentions at every opportunity he gets that he is a batsman who bowls a bit but he was picked to play for England as the front line spinner and his batting is no where near the level required to get selected as a specialist batsman in test cricket.  Unless his bowling improves his internation appearances may be restricted to limited overs stuff
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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2018, 10:20:32 AM »

Mo mentions at every opportunity he gets that he is a batsman who bowls a bit but he was picked to play for England as the front line spinner and his batting is no where near the level required to get selected as a specialist batsman in test cricket.  Unless his bowling improves his internation appearances may be restricted to limited overs stuff

I'd be amazed if he doesn't at the very least go to Sri Lanka this winter - he plays spin better than most, and will offer an option with the ball.
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2018, 12:48:25 PM »

Ultimately, Mo is a big failure on the part of the selectors.  It is difficult to see how a guy with a first class bowling average of 41 was ever going to be able to make the step up and hold down a place as the team's front line spinner.  I feel we would have been a more successful team in recent years if the time and support that has been invested in Mo had bene invested in Adil Rashid instead.
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2018, 12:55:27 PM »

How about an investigation next  ;)
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Re: Moeen Ali...what next.
« Reply #40 on: May 29, 2018, 01:35:12 PM »

He'd have been a much more successful batsman had he been allowed to concentrate on his batting. I feel sorry for him in this regard.. He had serious talent.
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