- May 5, 2006
- AFL Club
- West Coast
You're missing the point. It's not about specific players but the approach to selection.Rogers & Voges are exceptions, they were hardened shield players who had patience and great techniques for long form cricket. I am not so focused on our bowling stocks as we are failing to post respectable totals.
The pressing issue is we appear to have minimal depth yet promote players with awful shield averages in front of players that are a lot better in the long form.
No one complains about the selection of Rogers, but Voges is a dud who only made runs when it didn't matter and wasted 20 tests that could've gone into a younger player. Apparently.
There's no one size fits all to selection. David Warner did next to nothing in the Shield before making his test debut and has 6,000 runs @ 48. Matthew Wade could be Michael Hussey 2.0, or he could be Rob Quiney 2.0. Whatever happens, if it doesn't work there will be a chorus of critics saying we made the wrong call.