Mark Taylor raised a very relevant point in his Hobart Test column concerning the want for batters to have a secondary talent within the subject, be it as a catcher within the cordon, gully or somebody who can hit the stumps.
‘I am a big believer that a batter needs to become a specialist fielder. Harris has been tried as an in-close fielder but does not make the most of his opportunities. The life he gave Ben Stokes in Sydney, though not straightforward, was costly, and there was a half-chance he did not take.
They are never easy under the lid, but there is no softness in his movement nor does he appear a natural catcher. Not every player can be a great slipper, but if you become a safe pair of hands, can cut off runs or hit the stumps, you become that much more important, and harder to drop. I have no doubt my ability in the slips saved me at times when I was in a lean spell with the bat.’
Marnus Labuschagne is a kind of cricketers who’s at all times within the recreation. His run out of Rory Burns is an instance of a participant who needs to be concerned on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, Dawid Malan has hit a stunning on-drive for 4 and Zak Crawley scratches round on the crease.
Cummins has half an attraction for LBW to Malan nevertheless it pitches simply exterior leg. Malan is then hit within the groin. Would like to know what number of instances that has occurred on this Test collection.