All are from the fully professional era - after it became nearly impossible for youngsters to break into the side, as veterans held on for as long as possible while reeling in the big $$$. i.e. the window which I had already excluded in the post to which you originally replied.
I hope so too. Seems like a decent young bloke and at 25 has room to get better.Anyway, hopefully Head can develop consistency and have a career comparable to a Langer, Hussey, Hayden or Martyn.
If Head can settle himself in the Test side, he is the best future Australian captain option. Has captained through all the under age (including winning Australian WC side) & now SA. He has an astute cricket brain.I hope so too. Seems like a decent young bloke and at 25 has room to get better.
I heard ABC commentators talking about his Captaincy potential, but I think Labuschagne fits the bill --- what a find he has been!
I don't think Head is as good as Langer whose grit/determination reminded me of Border; certainly not in the Hussey or Hayden class, but better than Martyn whose downfall was similar to Head's now --- that awful slash outside off stump at balls he could well leave (too wide, and usually not full enough to clobber).
I think there are positive signs that Head could mature into a number 5 seeing he has made some pretty tough 50s or so whilst being decently young. I suppose the pressure is also off to a degree with Labuschange also breaking out which should offer another reliable bat which should hopefully give Head more opportunities in good batting conditions.If Head can settle himself in the Test side, he is the best future Australian captain option. Has captained through all the under age (including winning Australian WC side) & now SA. He has an astute cricket brain.
Too early to judge whether he can make it, but he has been more consistent than many who have been in the Australian side. Just needs to get rid of his loose Martyn slash, as Martyn did... who you under-rate as he became a very, very good player once he matured.
Pucovski is highly-rated and will probably make the side when he has resolved whatever emotional/mental issues he has had --- I don't know, but I suspect he thinks he isn't good enough to play Test Cricket. Just guessing.I think there are positive signs that Head could mature into a number 5 seeing he has made some pretty tough 50s or so whilst being decently young.
It's a bit like the Jumping mountain goats who fart when they jump --- it's not known if the jumping makes them fart, or the farting makes them jump.+Another shocking outing by Pakistan here, may as well not even bothered coming down.
Just wasting our position, get 6-650, bat Pakistan out of the game and give them 3 and a bit days to save the test match.Hopefully bat for another innings or so and aim for quick runs, total around 450 with a declaration. A few patches of rain expected in the next few days, so we need to be more aggressive with the declaration if we’re wanting a result.