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Re: NZ v Pak - T20 Series
« Reply #45 on: January 05, 2021, 11:23:01 AM »

I wonder if its because theyve been forced to stand a lot closer to Kane (given how soft he plays the ball) - commentators were mentioning that earlier

I always think standing closer is a terrible tactic. You go from catching the ones that carry to not catching any at all: from 50% to 0%. Has anyone ever seen a slip move a lot closer and actually catch a nick that would otherwise have fallen short?
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Re: NZ v Pak - T20 Series
« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2021, 12:09:52 PM »

I always think standing closer is a terrible tactic. You go from catching the ones that carry to not catching any at all: from 50% to 0%. Has anyone ever seen a slip move a lot closer and actually catch a nick that would otherwise have fallen short?

That's an interesting one. And you make a fair point. You very rarely see it pay off.

I guess there could be an argument that it may change the way a batsman plays the ball - if hes using soft hands knowing it wont carry, and all of a sudden the fielder is there, it may cause him to do something different? That's a bit of a stretch though!

Another reason would be playing the percentages game. For a guy like Kane, you're more likely to have 5-10 edges drop short for every full blooded edge that would carry, so the likelihood of 1 in 5 or 1 in 10 half chances sticking is probably higher than a regulation edge carrying.
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Re: NZ v Pak - T20 Series
« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2021, 05:24:09 PM »

I always think standing closer is a terrible tactic. You go from catching the ones that carry to not catching any at all: from 50% to 0%. Has anyone ever seen a slip move a lot closer and actually catch a nick that would otherwise have fallen short?

Its the risk you take to change a batsman's game plan. Abbas gets more wickets with batsman in there crease so you need to weigh up whether the risk of missing an edge is worth it. I think with how Pakistan were going the risk was worth it (and they weren't catching them anyway).
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Re: NZ v Pak - T20 Series
« Reply #48 on: January 06, 2021, 01:37:44 AM »

Jaimeson is a legend in the making - swings it both ways like Jimmy Anderson, and also has the height and pace to bully batsmen.
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Re: NZ v Pak - T20 Series
« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2021, 01:52:24 AM »

5-33... I'm telling you, this kid has it all.
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