De Kock as batsman

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Feb 05, 2020, 20:45

So we have our expert on every sport Mozart saying that De Kock is the weak link in the Proteas batting and everybody who differs from him is influenced by "hype".

So lets see what Woakes - one of the best ODI Bowlers of WC fame said abut De Kock:-

Woakes, who made his 100th ODI appearance at Newlands, believes finding out ways to subdue the opener could be crucial to the outcome of the series.

"He's a world-class player and with him being captain now he has that side of his game where he wants to see them over the line which might give him that extra motivation to play even better," Woakes said.

"That will be tough for us because we have to find ways to get him out. I've been fortunate to play with him in the IPL and he's a world-class player, so we're going to have to figure out how we can stop him scoring runs.

"He's obviously a big, big player for them so it's important we try to get him out early."

Now we indeed have a problem - who to believe?   Our world sport expert or a near to top of the range bowler?   


Feb 05, 2020, 21:19

Sky commentators said he was up there with Lara and Tendukar in terms of raw talent and the ability to make batting look so easy.

They said that when Wood was bowling at him at 93mph he seemed to still have so much time to play whatever shot he liked

de Kock does not have the application that the likes of Tendukar etc have, he is too attack oriented.

This might change with the captaincy - he has said it will and his innings showed he has

Time will tell

He is up there with our best ever - Richards, Pollock, Kallis, Amla and AB. His test role is vastly different hence being 10 runs short of their test averages

Feb 05, 2020, 21:58

Interesting how Amla was the quickest to 5000, 6000 etc runs. Our greatest bat since readmission in both forms of the game.

Feb 05, 2020, 22:45

Yes and quickest to 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000

He was great - we had one hell of a line up when you think of Smith, Amla, Kallis and AB and then Steyn and Morkel were not too shabby with the ball

Feb 05, 2020, 22:57

The problem is that nobody disagree abut Amla and the other players mentioned by Dave.  The problem is that they bow out after some of them started going backwards in performances and putting a stain on their reputation.  Amla is just an example,    

However this thread is about De Kock and the serious question asked is why ignore the real  issue raised.      

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