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Isaie Thorne

InHindsight 2022-01-28 19:12:09 

Young man with raw ingredients. Talked up and the next great thing by his hommies. A cautioned against that.

I also remarked that we hadn't seen the other young quicks.

I know the abilities of young McKenny Clarke but didnt say much.

Young Layne as well did impress me with the little I saw of him.

Brerzerk 2022-01-28 20:48:57 

In reply to InHindsight

It is still dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, evening and night are still left to come.
Pls. neither talk up nor down the young man but just wish them all well.

anthonyp 2022-01-28 20:59:01 

Whats the point of this post?

Did 17 year old Isai Thorne fail?

Did you check the stats for the WI U19 pace bowlers in this WC?

Thorne is just 17.. the other pacers are all 18 or 19+.. he is already quicker than all of them hence the reason people on this mb are saying to keep an eye on him.

The McKenny Clarke that you keep touting aint having a better tournament than Thorne by far.. both of them got similar averages.

InHindsight 2022-01-28 23:15:53 

In reply to anthonyp

I am not surprised you didn't get it. Must have struck a nerve.

Were you one of those who talked him up thinking this was the newest sensation even before he played against his peers in WC?

You may recall I remarked that it wasn't a good idea.

I actually want the lad to succeed.

I won't be drawn into the comparisons between the two lads however disingenuous you are with the truth and the analysis of the stats you mentioned

InHindsight 2022-01-28 23:19:47 

In reply to Brerzerk

None I by no means will talk down Thorne. My issue is with his hommies. I had said that they should allow him to develop quietly without all the mouthing

Norm 2022-01-29 05:45:26 

In reply to InHindsight
Where is the useful content of this thread?

Was expecting some feed back. You didn't even describe what impressed you about McKenna Clark and Layne.

How do they compare to each other, to Throne, etc, in your opinion?
I Saw Thorne a few week backs, in the U19 World Cup.
He was what you would describe as a "strapping youth". Ran in athletically, and bowled with what appeared to be decent pace. He did not beat the batsmen with pace, nor did he seem to hurry them up, often, His control was terrible. Very early in his spell he was getting significant inswing into the right handers, which seemed to be causing him a lot of trouble with his line. He seem unable to make the needed adjustment in his approach to the wicket to compensate for the prodigious swing he was getting. He did not seem to understand what changes should be made to the field setting, in the circumstances.
The bowler at the other end, a skinny little guy, with far less athleticism and less impressive physique, and certainly less pace seemed to have a more adequate understand of the basic of bowling and field setting, was soon picking up a bagful of wickets. Meanwhile, the far more physically impressive Thorne, toiled away without reward at the other end.
Thus, even if consideration was limited to the match only, Thorne was being seriously outplayed by other bowlers, and he seemed to lack the mental fortitude to muster his reserve strength to rise to the occasion, and do justice to his obvious physical gifts.
Now, maybe you could do us a favor and describe, Layne and Clarke adequately. Do your fellow WI cricket fans a favor and tells us what we could look forward to, from the youths.