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Kirk McKenzie

Dukes 2023-05-24 09:26:58 

Played a very good innings but threw it away when set for a century.Tage is in danger if he does not fire in the first test vs India.

mikelegend 2023-05-24 09:39:32 

In reply to Dukes

Tage is not in any danger if Kirk doesn’t display enough commitment to convert to 100s.

velo 2023-05-24 09:43:20 

i know who i would rather watch lol

mikelegend 2023-05-24 09:43:52 

In reply to velo

lol lol

StumpCam 2023-05-24 10:03:27 

In reply to Dukes

You’re not a King fan anymore?? lol lol

Dukes 2023-05-24 10:27:04 

In reply to StumpCam

Absolutely I think Brandon King is one of our better batsmen . He made two consecutive ducks but like good cream will rise to the top sooner rather than later

StumpCam 2023-05-24 10:47:23 

In reply to Dukes

Let’s hope so!

Would believe it, the first time I saw Kirk was in the CPL final last year and even though he didn’t make much, the way he shaped, I said to myself this boy will go far!

velo 2023-05-24 11:09:54 

i don't want to jump to far ahead but he looks look like a class above the rest in a region that use to produce stroke makers and ball beaters .but now produces a lot of pokers

Slipfeeler 2023-05-24 11:12:13 

In reply to mikelegend

Wait Kirk made two 90’s leading the batting and you are talking about lack of commitment? Why are these guys always creating double standards, when incumbent Reefa cannot even make a 50 against an A-team, yet he and others are safe? Crazy talk continues!!
big grin big grin

Chrissy 2023-05-24 11:22:34 

Gwan Kirk! Convert dem.

Chrissy 2023-05-24 11:22:37 

Gwan Kirk! Convert dem.

PalsofMine 2023-05-24 11:37:00 

indeed. When last have we seen any WI batsman string together such a run of scores? Problem of course is that he has to displace incumbents, not always the easiest thing. if he plays the final match, I would like to see McCaskie come in and Kirk batting at #3. Good for Carty that he has made a decent score. He had a rough FC season but is probably inspired by McKenzie and Athanaze. Poor King has picked the wrong time to lose form.

velo 2023-05-24 12:20:07 

In reply to PalsofMine
his weakness is spin bowling he is as bad as rovman

PalsofMine 2023-05-24 12:32:56 

In reply to velo

He should get a diet of it on this tour so I hope that like the great Mass George, he learns to play it.

camos 2023-05-24 13:01:00 

McKenzie should make the team as a number 3, that is where the vacancy exist.

Drapsey 2023-05-24 13:07:48 

In reply to camos

#3 spot reserved for Hope.

Jammal22 2023-05-24 13:14:13 

In reply to Dukes

This kid needs to play for WI.. I would play him one down!!

Chrissy 2023-05-24 14:25:54 

In reply to Jammal22
He needs attention in the nets dealing with spin bowling. After that he will have the potential to be a #3 or #4. I like him. There is something there but he still has work to do.

openning 2023-05-24 14:44:12 

In reply to Chrissy

Thank you for bringing your experience to this post.
We seem to look at a few innings, select the player, quickly discard him and go on to another.
We have let to from from or failures of the last 30 years.
Let the rebuilding begin.
Tage and Kraigg stays at the top for now, in a few years Kraigg can be Shivlike, batting down the order.

tc1 2023-05-24 14:49:37 

In reply to Chrissy

Prof you nailed it


tc1 2023-05-24 14:51:01 

In reply to Drapsey

NO, the King surpasses all Hope.

tc1 2023-05-24 14:57:06 

In reply to Dukes

[quote]He made two consecutive ducks but like good cream will rise to the top sooner rather than later[/quote

, we may have to wait another 2000 years for the King to rise lol lol

Yadi 2023-05-24 15:15:45 

In reply to openning

Alizari Josephs? rolleyes

camos 2023-05-24 15:39:23 

In reply to Chrissy

He needs attention in the nets dealing with spin bowling.

The current number 3 is not staying around until the arrival of spin, so that alone, even if incremental ,is an improvement. wink

openning 2023-05-24 16:18:24 

In reply to Yadi
He is part of the process.

allan 2023-05-24 19:35:23 

In reply to velo

we will have paint drying if Tage and Kraigg open the innings

mikelegend 2023-05-24 21:01:20 

In reply to Slipfeeler

.Tage is in danger if he does not fire in the first test vs India.

Do you agree that Tage is in ‘danger’ of being replaced by Mckensie if the above happens??

Brerzerk 2023-05-24 21:43:20 

Tage deserves a fully series run vs. India

PalsofMine 2023-05-24 21:45:30 

In reply to Brerzerk

it is unfair to say that Tage's place is in danger. We have a middle order full of holes and that is where the patch needs to be applied immediately, not at the top of the order

buds 2023-05-24 22:42:57 

If he is scoring so many runs and have problem playing spin! So do the other who can hardly score any runs remain entrenched in the line up?
They seem to have a problem with both pace and spin. I think it's poppycock.

camos 2023-05-25 02:06:21 

In reply to buds The argument about him not playing spin is silly, when compared to the rest of the team.

buds 2023-05-25 03:12:16 

In reply to camos

It certainly is. He can play spin well. He is just very aggressive, and it leads to his downfall. Who does not have a weakness on the team. I will take him any day compared to the others. He is just 22yrs young too.

Dukes 2023-05-25 09:33:40 

I note the suggestion that Kirk McKenzie could well be slotted in at # 3 since Reifer has ailed to impress at that position and Athanaze seems to prefer to bat #4. In addition it has been posited that Tage deserves a longer run.These are all reasonable positions and I have no problem with them.