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BooKhaki

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Amazing knock from Head. I like he has the bravery to play attacking cricket in a time most would just defend.
 

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If Travis Head has this series a year ago and place some certainty on his position in the side does his tactical superiority give him the captaincy after Paines fiasco? I say yes but I am curious to see everyone else’s position on it.
 

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If Travis Head has this series a year ago and place some certainty on his position in the side does his tactical superiority give him the captaincy after Paines fiasco? I say yes but I am curious to see everyone else’s position on it.

Head is a natural leader, been captain SA Under 17 and Under 19 with Australia on top.

The most impressive thing is when he was made captain he was 21 and barely in the side- av less than 30 and never scored 100.

Takes the Redbacks to back to back finals and now scores Test 100’s.

Like Graham Smith he grew and found a way. Pretty adaptable.
 

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If Travis Head has this series a year ago and place some certainty on his position in the side does his tactical superiority give him the captaincy after Paines fiasco? I say yes but I am curious to see everyone else’s position on it.
I think he would be our best captain. He really should be vice, I think he is tactically better than Smith.
 

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I think he would be our best captain. He really should be vice, I think he is tactically better than Smith.
I believe he is better tactically than everybody in our team he is amazing as shown in Aus A last year and for SA (even though they don’t perform but whatever). But at the same time Smith probably isn’t that far behind him and he obviously has that experience factor.
 

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I believe he is better tactically than everybody in our team he is amazing as shown in Aus A last year and for SA (even though they don’t perform but whatever). But at the same time Smith probably isn’t that far behind him and he obviously has that experience factor.

Carey was A captain last year.
 

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When he has captained SA. Doesn't let the game just idle, reads the game well, especially for such a young captain.

Two years without a SS win and first winless season (total 13 games) in both formats in 35 years!

Four SS wooden spoons in a row is pretty idle!
 

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Two years without a SS win and first winless season (total 13 games) in both formats in 35 years!

Four SS wooden spoons in a row is pretty idle!

Not much you can do when you are captaining the England team of the SS comp. He has no cattle to work with in the batting department.
 

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Carey was A captain last year.
For the second game where Australia did shithouse. The 1st game Head captained and we were 1-51 with a target of 131 to win in the 4th innings but the game ended up a draw.
 

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Not much you can do when you are captaining the England team of the SS comp. He has no cattle to work with in the batting department.

That's why I was interested to know about tactics- SA don't show any. I think you can comment on him being young when he got the job and that's brave, took them to two finals and how his batting has improved but tactically over the last four years he/they haven't shown much.

They only bowled a side out once last summer.

WA- 5/481d and 2/215d
TAS-8/493d
Vic-3/564d
QLD-5/496d and 3/105d
WA-5/409d and 9/148
NSW 7/366d and 4/298
VIC- 365!!! FInally.
 

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Two years without a SS win and first winless season (total 13 games) in both formats in 35 years!

Four SS wooden spoons in a row is pretty idle!
Look at the team he had. Captaincy isn't all about results. If that's all you're going to mention, and not actual captaincy, it's not worth discussing.
 

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Look at the team he had. Captaincy isn't all about results. If that's all you're going to mention, and not actual captaincy, it's not worth discussing.
100% I could skipper Australia and they would still take all 10 wickets 9/10 times. South Australia.
 

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Look at the team he had. Captaincy isn't all about results. If that's all you're going to mention, and not actual captaincy, it's not worth discussing.

Lucky I provided data on field placing and bowling changes and plans that don't seem to be working. Nice avoiding.
 

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Lucky I provided data on field placing and bowling changes and plans that don't seem to be working. Nice avoiding.
Where did you provide that? I saw you post scorecards. I can't see your post with that, can you quote it for me and I'll respond.
 

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