Somerset v Warwickshire, Taunton, 2nd day April 26, 2013

Somerset dominate champions

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Somerset 406 (Petersen 136, Buttler 119*, Compton 52, Trescothick 51) and 46 for 1 lead Warwickshire 158 (Thomas 3-29) by 294 runs
Scorecard

There is much talk of players preferring the IPL to first-class or even international cricket but, in Alfonso Thomas, Somerset have a cricketer who has chosen to take the path less travelled.

Thomas, preferring the security of a new three-year deal at Somerset to another season of IPL, is contracted at Taunton for the entire season. And, on a pitch on which two of his colleagues had made batting look simple with high-class centuries, he produced a spell of bowling that might have made the crucial contribution in this match.

Thomas, playing against the club that rejected him after a brief stint in 2007, claimed three wickets in an excellent afternoon spell. Maintaining a nagging line, using the crease well and finding just enough movement to trouble all the batsmen, he had Jim Troughton feeling for one angled across him from wide at the crease, Laurie Evans edging a beauty that was angled in and left him off the pitch, and Tim Ambrose leg before despite more than an hint of inside edge. It knocked the stuffing out of the champions and has left them facing a vast first-innings deficit.

That Somerset extended their first innings beyond 400 - claiming maximum batting bonus points - for the first time this season was largely due to Jos Buttler. While it would be stretching a point to suggest that Buttler has preferred county duty to the IPL - he has not had the opportunity to participate in the IPL at this stage - he did admit that his third first-class century here meant more to him that a match-defining contribution in a T20 match. "I've made a reputation in one-day cricket" he told Sky Sports, "but under-performed in the Championship."

Warwickshire might also reflect on some sloppy batting. Varun Chopra, under the watchful eye of England batting coach Graham Thorpe, missed a straight one as he attempted to flick across the line, while Chris Woakes cut a long-hop to point and William Porterfield mistimed a drive horribly to gift a catch to mid-off.

Rikki Clarke, batting imperiously, was run out attempting a third when Marcus Trescothick's throw from 10 yards inside the boundary at fine leg hit the stumps - "he was unlucky," Trescothick admitted modestly afterwards - while, for the first time in many months, Warwickshire now have a longish tail, with three men vying for the No. 11 spot. The foundations of their success last year, built upon a relentless bowling attack and a batting order that disappeared over the horizon, have been weakened.

Perhaps we should not be surprised. Somerset were, after all, the only side to beat Warwickshire in the Championship last year - they came close to doing it twice - when they bowled them out for 124 at Taunton and they did finish second. Besides, this match is not over: Dougie Brown, Warwickshire's new director of cricket, had brave words at the close about '"chasing anything" on such a good surface.

To date, however, Somerset have outplayed Warwickshire with bat and ball. Somerset's batsmen displayed a discipline that Warwickshire's could not and Somerset's bowlers have generated more life from the surface. Had Trescothick, the Somerset captain, not declined the opportunity to enforce the follow-on - a controversial decision bearing in mind that only 13 overs remained in the day when he decided to bat again - then Warwickshire would have been obliged to follow on for the first time since August 2010, when Nottinghamshire were the opposition. As it was, Somerset extended their lead of 248 to 294 by stumps with Trescothick, out to offspin yet again (he has been dismissed by three of the last four balls he has faced from offspinners) the only victim.

"It's really important the bowlers are fresh when they have the new ball," Trescothick said afterwards, explaining his decision. "Our bowlers had already bowled 65 overs, so I wanted to give them a break. Warwickshire also look tired, so we wanted to put them back out there."

Warwickshire might consider themselves somewhat unfortunate. While the majority of England players, including the fast bowlers, have returned to action in this round of games, Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell continue to sit out this round of matches. Not only are Warwickshire much weakened by their absence, but it seems a shame that such a high-profile televised match, a match that could have been used to market the county game, has been denied such fine players.

Warwickshire are also missing Ian Westwood, who is out for around a month having turned his ankle in training, and Keith Barker, who is out for six weeks with a side strain. As a consequence, their batting is considerably weakened.

But none of that should have been unanticipated. It was always likely that Trott and Bell would be absent for vast periods and always likely that injury - and Lions call-ups - would weaken Warwickshire at other times. The likes of Darren Maddy were available for selection. There can be no excuses. These days cricket, at county and international level, is a squad game.

Besides, Somerset have issues of their own. George Dockrell was unavailable with a finger injury and Steve Kirby was rested with a view to 'workload management'. Jack Leach, the 21-year-old left-arm spinner playing only his fourth first-class match, compensated for the absence of the former with a tight spell of bowling that suggested he could have a decent future at this level, while the Overton twins, aged just 19, look prodigiously talented. Jamie found bounce and carry in the pitch that only Clarke, of the Warwickshire bowlers, could match, while Craig conceded just seven runs in 10 overs.

Things are looking up for Somerset and the club are hopeful of retaining the services of Buttler. The 22-year-old, who produced some outstandingly fluent drives to complete his century, is out of contract at the end of the season and certain to interest a host of other counties. Slightly unsettled by the uncertainty over his future as a wicketkeeper at the club - Craig Kieswetter retains the gloves and is keeping better all the time - Buttler knows his England ambitions may be better served by a move to a club that allows him to keep more often. But, having developed through the system and having a family steeped in the club, it will take some persuasion to lure him away.

Buttler remains a work in progress. He has plenty of improvement to make with his keeping and questions to answer about his ability to play the short ball and his ability to survive in bowler-friendly conditions. But the way in which he makes perfectly respectable length deliveries appear as if they are overpitched filth suggests he is a young man of rare talent who will surely find a way.

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • CarlP on April 27, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    @JG2704 you obviously did know who I meant as you listed them!

    Your point re Thomas has no relevence whatsoever, he is an aging Kolpak player that adds nothing to the benefit of English and Wales Cricket. Trott, Craig (assume you know him well as you appear to be on first names terms!) and any other player eligable to play (and have a chance of playing) for England was not my issue.

    Of course, Bell is a poor player, just look at his average (which factually is far better than the average of Marcus but I'm sure you'll be the first to say how great he was for England and how they must miss him).

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    @Sul Mirzaon (April 27, 2013, 7:48 GMT) Maybe I'm wrong - in which case someone will correct me -but I believe Somerset have all the batting bonus points they could acquire from the 1st inns. The only further points on offer would be the 16 for a win which becomes more probable the longer Somerset bowl at Warwicks and vice versa the less lite they have to bowl them out

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    14.10 Getting fed up with this now. Somerset have had Warwicks in all sorts of trouble and following on and the way they're batting makes me think they don't actually want to win it. Eh hello Craig and Nick - 16 points on offer here

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @Dave Brown on (April 27, 2013, 8:53 GMT) good post but what I will say about that particular example if I have the correct game ?-

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63920.html

    If so

    A - That game took place in India where the pitch often significantly deteriorates on the last day or 2 B - It was a 5 day game rather than a 4 day game so Aus would have had more time to play with so could have more safely chosen the option not to bat again C - The weather is more predictable over there so you usually know that if there are 3 days left to go then you're going to get exactly that amount of time

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @SamuelH on (April 27, 2013, 9:18 GMT) One of the biggest reasons I'm dead against the decision especially in this case is the weather on the 4th day. As it stands it seems to give it as cloudy coming on gloomy and rainy late tomorrow afternoon and you know how it is with bad light etc and if Warwicks batsmen are offered bad light they'll surely come off and the game ends in a draw with Somerset maybe gaining something like 5 more points than Warwickshire. Compared to something like 18-20 more - huge difference. Not sure what the weather is like in Somerset but if it's anything like it is in South Devon and Cornwall I'd be thinking you'll get 60% play on the last day if you're lucky. The other thing is why open with Nick when faster runs are surely the order of the day?

  • SDHM on April 27, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    I personally don't agree with seemingly everyone on here that Tres has made a mistake. Leach & Patel have already shown signs of getting significant turn from the wicket so batting last chasing anything wouldn't be easy, and Jamie Overton seemed to be favouring his side at times, potentially leaving us a bowler short. Just because you can enforce the follow on doesn't mean you should. Wouldn't have minded seeing him ask Warwickshire to bat again, but can definitely understand the reasons why he didn't. Still very strong favourites to win the game with two whole days to go.

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    @CarlP on (April 26, 2013, 21:11 GMT) ECB basically rested Nick from the 1st game when we needed him most. Re the 2 Somerset SA imports , Not sure who you mean.

    I'm guessing you mean Thomas and either Craig or Alviro.

    Re Thomas - guess who he played for and was released by before Somerset? Yes it was Warwicks

    Re Craig - Trott , who you wanted to play is in the exact same boat as him asin a SA born English qualified player

    Re Alviro - every county is allowed (and most use) one overseas player. Warwicks Patel is theirs.

    As for Trott and Bell , Not sure why they're not playing. I've said before about players (esp our batsmen) being undercooked for test series and re Bell , he has had one decent series (vs WI) and 5 mediocre/bad series so I'd say he needs to be playing more than anyone.

  • on April 27, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    @JG2704 and Si Baker. They had an interesting stat on Sky when Tres opted to bat. Prior to 'that' test when India followed on against Oz, batted all day without losing a wicket and won in 2001 something (i cannot remember the exact figures) like 89% of sides enforced the follow on. Post that match only 65% ish have done at test level. Not that i am condoning the decision, i was surprised as well, but it does appear to be the 'modern' way. With the 13 overs to go the 'tired bowlers' excuse doesn't wash. Trego and Thomas had not bowled for a period. 4 overs each from them then a couple from both Overtons and a sneaky over of spin or two and you have managed the tiredness. Best case scenario 30 - 3. worse case scenarion 50 - 0, with the prospect of a 13 over old ball to come back out with today to try again with a 200 run cushion to play with. @ CarlP, i am fialy sure Warwickshire have a New Zealand and an Irish import.

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    @Abhishek Samal on (April 27, 2013, 7:14 GMT) Truth is it says more about IPL franchises than it does about the quality of players who don't get picked etc. Alf did better than most of his team mates when he played and yet was still dropped

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    @Si Baker - ps the other thing is that I think Somerset have all their bonus points so a draw will gather them the same points as a defeat.The only difference being that Warwicks get another win. But surely it is better to lose by playing poorly/Warwicks playing exceptionally than to draw by not allowing yourself enough time to win. Somerset have not won yet this season and the difference between drawing this game and winning it is 16 points which is massive

  • CarlP on April 27, 2013, 22:38 GMT

    @JG2704 you obviously did know who I meant as you listed them!

    Your point re Thomas has no relevence whatsoever, he is an aging Kolpak player that adds nothing to the benefit of English and Wales Cricket. Trott, Craig (assume you know him well as you appear to be on first names terms!) and any other player eligable to play (and have a chance of playing) for England was not my issue.

    Of course, Bell is a poor player, just look at his average (which factually is far better than the average of Marcus but I'm sure you'll be the first to say how great he was for England and how they must miss him).

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 17:46 GMT

    @Sul Mirzaon (April 27, 2013, 7:48 GMT) Maybe I'm wrong - in which case someone will correct me -but I believe Somerset have all the batting bonus points they could acquire from the 1st inns. The only further points on offer would be the 16 for a win which becomes more probable the longer Somerset bowl at Warwicks and vice versa the less lite they have to bowl them out

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 13:13 GMT

    14.10 Getting fed up with this now. Somerset have had Warwicks in all sorts of trouble and following on and the way they're batting makes me think they don't actually want to win it. Eh hello Craig and Nick - 16 points on offer here

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @Dave Brown on (April 27, 2013, 8:53 GMT) good post but what I will say about that particular example if I have the correct game ?-

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/63920.html

    If so

    A - That game took place in India where the pitch often significantly deteriorates on the last day or 2 B - It was a 5 day game rather than a 4 day game so Aus would have had more time to play with so could have more safely chosen the option not to bat again C - The weather is more predictable over there so you usually know that if there are 3 days left to go then you're going to get exactly that amount of time

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 11:24 GMT

    @SamuelH on (April 27, 2013, 9:18 GMT) One of the biggest reasons I'm dead against the decision especially in this case is the weather on the 4th day. As it stands it seems to give it as cloudy coming on gloomy and rainy late tomorrow afternoon and you know how it is with bad light etc and if Warwicks batsmen are offered bad light they'll surely come off and the game ends in a draw with Somerset maybe gaining something like 5 more points than Warwickshire. Compared to something like 18-20 more - huge difference. Not sure what the weather is like in Somerset but if it's anything like it is in South Devon and Cornwall I'd be thinking you'll get 60% play on the last day if you're lucky. The other thing is why open with Nick when faster runs are surely the order of the day?

  • SDHM on April 27, 2013, 9:18 GMT

    I personally don't agree with seemingly everyone on here that Tres has made a mistake. Leach & Patel have already shown signs of getting significant turn from the wicket so batting last chasing anything wouldn't be easy, and Jamie Overton seemed to be favouring his side at times, potentially leaving us a bowler short. Just because you can enforce the follow on doesn't mean you should. Wouldn't have minded seeing him ask Warwickshire to bat again, but can definitely understand the reasons why he didn't. Still very strong favourites to win the game with two whole days to go.

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 9:00 GMT

    @CarlP on (April 26, 2013, 21:11 GMT) ECB basically rested Nick from the 1st game when we needed him most. Re the 2 Somerset SA imports , Not sure who you mean.

    I'm guessing you mean Thomas and either Craig or Alviro.

    Re Thomas - guess who he played for and was released by before Somerset? Yes it was Warwicks

    Re Craig - Trott , who you wanted to play is in the exact same boat as him asin a SA born English qualified player

    Re Alviro - every county is allowed (and most use) one overseas player. Warwicks Patel is theirs.

    As for Trott and Bell , Not sure why they're not playing. I've said before about players (esp our batsmen) being undercooked for test series and re Bell , he has had one decent series (vs WI) and 5 mediocre/bad series so I'd say he needs to be playing more than anyone.

  • on April 27, 2013, 8:53 GMT

    @JG2704 and Si Baker. They had an interesting stat on Sky when Tres opted to bat. Prior to 'that' test when India followed on against Oz, batted all day without losing a wicket and won in 2001 something (i cannot remember the exact figures) like 89% of sides enforced the follow on. Post that match only 65% ish have done at test level. Not that i am condoning the decision, i was surprised as well, but it does appear to be the 'modern' way. With the 13 overs to go the 'tired bowlers' excuse doesn't wash. Trego and Thomas had not bowled for a period. 4 overs each from them then a couple from both Overtons and a sneaky over of spin or two and you have managed the tiredness. Best case scenario 30 - 3. worse case scenarion 50 - 0, with the prospect of a 13 over old ball to come back out with today to try again with a 200 run cushion to play with. @ CarlP, i am fialy sure Warwickshire have a New Zealand and an Irish import.

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 8:51 GMT

    @Abhishek Samal on (April 27, 2013, 7:14 GMT) Truth is it says more about IPL franchises than it does about the quality of players who don't get picked etc. Alf did better than most of his team mates when he played and yet was still dropped

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 8:47 GMT

    @Si Baker - ps the other thing is that I think Somerset have all their bonus points so a draw will gather them the same points as a defeat.The only difference being that Warwicks get another win. But surely it is better to lose by playing poorly/Warwicks playing exceptionally than to draw by not allowing yourself enough time to win. Somerset have not won yet this season and the difference between drawing this game and winning it is 16 points which is massive

  • JG2704 on April 27, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    @Si Baker - I remember debating with a NZ fan who implied I didn't understand the game and look what happened there.If BM had either made Eng follow on or declared an hour or 2 earlier NZ would have won. Remember an Ashes test Aus 2011(2nd)where we built up a huge 1st inns lead and Eng just batted on.End of day 4 Aus were 238-4 with 2 of their best batsmen of the series Hussey and North n/o.Eng took 6 wkts in 20 overs of the morning session and won so all ended well.But if Aus survived another 10 overs til lunch they'd have got the draw as the rains came down. Surely you must play the percentages and it is much more likely that you are denied winning a game by declaring too late or not enforcing the follow on than the other team winning the game by overturning a deficit of 250 and your team collapsing etc.Maybe in 5 day games when the pitch cracks up on day 4/5 and the weather is guaranteed then bat again , oherwise surely the best way is always to make the side follow on

  • hhillbumper on April 27, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    I enjoyed watching this on Sky today.BUttler has some real quality about him and some of his drives were sublime.The Overton twins both have some real ability.It certainly looks good for Somersets future. Just a shame about Kieswetter

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Obviously trescothick, wanted to get bonus points and then bundle them out

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    He was not been selected for any of the IPL teams. So don;t say he preferred county matches...LOL...Even if he was selected, he would have sat in the benches only thru out the IPL. Players like Maxwell who is paid the highest among overseas is also sitting. So there are far more better players currently playing well.

  • jmcilhinney on April 27, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    I'd like to know what the reasoning behind Trott and Bell not playing in this game was. Surely the ECB couldn't believe that they needed resting when there are so many other England players, including bowlers, who are playing. I can't see the sense in it and it doesn't seem fair to handicap Warks. Yes, they have to expect both players to be missing for most of the season but they also have a right to expect that they'll be available when other England players are. Their absence doesn't excuse Warks poor performance with the bat but they really should have been available.

  • on April 27, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    @JG2704: couldn't agree more re Tresco's decision not to enforce the follow-on: a misguided call at best, a criminally short-sighted one at worst. How often does *any* team nowadays have Warwickshire punch-drunk, dispirited & clearly on the ropes? Rather than considering the stamina of his bowlers, he should've taken advantage of Somerset's clear psychological advantage by doing what Warwickshire would surely have feared most.

    The modern trend - exemplified recently, as you pointed out, by McCullum at Auckland - to decline to enforce the follow-on has proved, time & again, to be erroneous, yet it's a practice followed religiously by almost every international team. Apart from the valuable time it eats up, its biggest drawback lies in the fact that it negates a vital generic element in sport: that of delivering a series of quickfire killer blows by exploiting a team's psychological vulnerability. It also allows the team under fire the opportunity to regroup at leisure.

  • Juiceoftheapple on April 26, 2013, 21:52 GMT

    I'm off down Burnham on Sea to find some midlanders to gloat to.

  • mr_hag on April 26, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    So scoring his 394th run in his third innings for Somerset does not warrant a mention of Petersen at all?

  • JG2704 on April 26, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    I missed the day's play today but got back home delighted to see the scorecard.

    However I find Tres's decision not to enforce the follow on crazy.

    With a 1st inns lead of over 250 to begin with so Warwicks would have to have scored 400+ for a sniff of winning to begin. looked at the weather forecast for Sunday and it looks gloomy so do Somerset declare early and risk a chance that there may be a full day's play or declare late on tomorrow when they're unlikely to have time to bowl Warwicks out a second time.And why if he is in search of quick runs is he opening with Compton when AP is a naturally more fluent player and then putting in a nightwatchmen who will waste overs. After last year when we had so many games disrupted by weather and the start to this season no wins this surely must be the poorest piece of captaincy I've known.BM did the same with NZ and I said he should have made Eng follow on and then declared too late.Was right then , hope I'm wrong here.

  • CarlP on April 26, 2013, 21:11 GMT

    So Warwicks have to do without their two top batsman but Compton can play with Somerset also having on two S.A imports. What a reward for providing players for the national side.

    The ECB is manipulating these games lowering the value of county cricket. Counties should look at themselves and not take advantage of the Kolpak ruling, although can't dispute the fact that Warwicks were completely outplayed here and Somerset appear to be playing some decent young English players.

  • on April 26, 2013, 20:58 GMT

    Joss Buttler is a Somerset boy and won't be going anywhere. Arguably the most-talented English batsman of his generation, his future lies in fulfilling his potential in front of the stumps... and convincing home county observers he's more than a short-form hitman. He really doesn't have to worry about keeping. He's a brilliant outfielder and athlete anyway. Of course, any ambitious team in the world with any sense would want to lure him away, but, apart from the IPL or Big Bash, Taunton is home and where the heart is. (And also the best place to score runs!).

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  • on April 26, 2013, 20:58 GMT

    Joss Buttler is a Somerset boy and won't be going anywhere. Arguably the most-talented English batsman of his generation, his future lies in fulfilling his potential in front of the stumps... and convincing home county observers he's more than a short-form hitman. He really doesn't have to worry about keeping. He's a brilliant outfielder and athlete anyway. Of course, any ambitious team in the world with any sense would want to lure him away, but, apart from the IPL or Big Bash, Taunton is home and where the heart is. (And also the best place to score runs!).

  • CarlP on April 26, 2013, 21:11 GMT

    So Warwicks have to do without their two top batsman but Compton can play with Somerset also having on two S.A imports. What a reward for providing players for the national side.

    The ECB is manipulating these games lowering the value of county cricket. Counties should look at themselves and not take advantage of the Kolpak ruling, although can't dispute the fact that Warwicks were completely outplayed here and Somerset appear to be playing some decent young English players.

  • JG2704 on April 26, 2013, 21:12 GMT

    I missed the day's play today but got back home delighted to see the scorecard.

    However I find Tres's decision not to enforce the follow on crazy.

    With a 1st inns lead of over 250 to begin with so Warwicks would have to have scored 400+ for a sniff of winning to begin. looked at the weather forecast for Sunday and it looks gloomy so do Somerset declare early and risk a chance that there may be a full day's play or declare late on tomorrow when they're unlikely to have time to bowl Warwicks out a second time.And why if he is in search of quick runs is he opening with Compton when AP is a naturally more fluent player and then putting in a nightwatchmen who will waste overs. After last year when we had so many games disrupted by weather and the start to this season no wins this surely must be the poorest piece of captaincy I've known.BM did the same with NZ and I said he should have made Eng follow on and then declared too late.Was right then , hope I'm wrong here.

  • mr_hag on April 26, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    So scoring his 394th run in his third innings for Somerset does not warrant a mention of Petersen at all?

  • Juiceoftheapple on April 26, 2013, 21:52 GMT

    I'm off down Burnham on Sea to find some midlanders to gloat to.

  • on April 27, 2013, 4:46 GMT

    @JG2704: couldn't agree more re Tresco's decision not to enforce the follow-on: a misguided call at best, a criminally short-sighted one at worst. How often does *any* team nowadays have Warwickshire punch-drunk, dispirited & clearly on the ropes? Rather than considering the stamina of his bowlers, he should've taken advantage of Somerset's clear psychological advantage by doing what Warwickshire would surely have feared most.

    The modern trend - exemplified recently, as you pointed out, by McCullum at Auckland - to decline to enforce the follow-on has proved, time & again, to be erroneous, yet it's a practice followed religiously by almost every international team. Apart from the valuable time it eats up, its biggest drawback lies in the fact that it negates a vital generic element in sport: that of delivering a series of quickfire killer blows by exploiting a team's psychological vulnerability. It also allows the team under fire the opportunity to regroup at leisure.

  • jmcilhinney on April 27, 2013, 6:02 GMT

    I'd like to know what the reasoning behind Trott and Bell not playing in this game was. Surely the ECB couldn't believe that they needed resting when there are so many other England players, including bowlers, who are playing. I can't see the sense in it and it doesn't seem fair to handicap Warks. Yes, they have to expect both players to be missing for most of the season but they also have a right to expect that they'll be available when other England players are. Their absence doesn't excuse Warks poor performance with the bat but they really should have been available.

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    He was not been selected for any of the IPL teams. So don;t say he preferred county matches...LOL...Even if he was selected, he would have sat in the benches only thru out the IPL. Players like Maxwell who is paid the highest among overseas is also sitting. So there are far more better players currently playing well.

  • on April 27, 2013, 7:48 GMT

    Obviously trescothick, wanted to get bonus points and then bundle them out

  • hhillbumper on April 27, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    I enjoyed watching this on Sky today.BUttler has some real quality about him and some of his drives were sublime.The Overton twins both have some real ability.It certainly looks good for Somersets future. Just a shame about Kieswetter