- Sep 23, 2005
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Sydney Swans
Just a gut feeling as I feel his weakness (the swinging ball early and moving across his pad) would be a lot less batting at 5. Thought was very comfortable the other day and also in limited overs cricket.Has not really batted much in the middle order except in limited overs games though tbh. Just happened to top score for Aus A batting at 6 the other day.
Don't get me wrong I don't think he's terrible for the role but I'm just pointing out he's not really a keeper and his first class experience in the middle order is limited.
I guess finding a guy who has actually batted opener and middle order consistently would be nearly impossible.
I wouldn't want Bancroft keeping, but in an emergency I'm fine with it.