Re: Central Contracts
- From: Rodney <rodney.ulyate@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 13:14:17 +0200
Gavin Cawley wrote:
On Sep 11, 9:53 am, Fred <longhop2...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On 11 Sep, 07:56, Gavin Cawley <g...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Looking at Harmisons action indeed shows why he is capable of being aOn Sep 11, 3:05 am, Rodney <rodney.uly...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:As Rodney says, because they think he benefits significantly fromFred wrote:yes, but why?On 10 Sep, 15:13, Mal <m...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:And, perhaps more importantly, they want to show him that he's stillFred wrote:I don't think that that is necessarily fair. I'm not convinced thatOn 10 Sep, 13:25, Gavin Cawley <g...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Exactly. If,even now, he needs a contract to motivate him to get fit inWhy on Earth did Harmison get a central contract and not e.g. StuartI think it's because the feeling is that Harmison is not yet a busted
Broad or Tremlett?
flush but that the only way in which he might return to being the
destructive bowler he (briefly) was is to handle him correctly and
that to do so requires the control over his career that a central
all respects and bowl flat out for his country then it's a waste of
money and pretty tough on others with a better attitude and technique.
the central contract has anything to do with motivating him, I think
it's that the selectors feel that he's still part of their plans
part of their plans.
having belief shown in him, but also because he is naturally very
talented. I don't think you've been fair in suggesting that he just
had a purple patch and that that has made people over rate him. I
know that when it comes to the stats that's certainly the story, but
to watch Harmison bowl you can see why he *should* be a great bowler.
Yes we have other promising options, but if we're to be the best side
in the world I think we have to try and get this fantastically
destructive weapon to work...
great bowler, but also why it doesn't happen very often, his action is
simply too loose and inconsistent from ball to ball, the control has
never been there. If he could demonstrate control at a lower pace,
that would be a start. Like Ambrose, he doesn't need to bowl at 90mph
+ to be effective.
I don't recall his ever having been particularly effective at speeds below 90mph.
"If 'a's Niagareur, gi' uz Lascelles 'All." -- Ephraim Lockwood on
seeing the Niagara Falls
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