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A Tiny Head On Young Shoulders

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I don’t trust Joe Denly as an international cricketer. Which would seem a mite judgemental only a week into his career but I should add that it’s not because of the various mishaps that have befallen him so far.

It’s because his head is too small. I reckon you need at least a standard-sized swede to counter the rigours of top level cricket. It makes it all the more remarkable that Brett Lee was able to pinpoint the Denly noggin with such lethal accuracy.

Of course Denly should be given longer to prove himself. The selectors must yearn for an opening batsman that excels in all three forms of the game. A sort of Marcus Trescothick but without the sausages and the issues.

Denly’s reputation was forged in Twenty20 and List A cricket, but it’s his first-class form this season that has kept him firmly in the selectors’ gaze. If he returns to the fold swiftly after his untimely sprain then Alastair Cook may be looking over his shoulder at a tiny tiny head.


Written by harrisharrison

September 4, 2009 at 5:29 pm

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