He’s big. But he’s soft. And you already knew that. If he survives an over from Murali we would be pleasantly surprised.
Jacob just seems lazy. He’s built like Freddie but plays like a pussy. It must be really annoying to be a Kiwi supporter when such a huge man fails so often.
The somber, rough pitches of SL will wear this man down.
Verdict– balless, if he has any
The rotund one has class but does he have a good hydration system under all that blubber.
We predict the heat and general slowness and gruelling conditions will wear Jesse down. With absolutely no experience in the real subcontinent- Bangladesh doesn’t count – Jesse stands to loose more than his wicket.
Verdict– will probably loose more weight than balls
Malinda Warnapura or anyone else who opens with Paranavitana
Given that he gets a game.
Warnapura is in some of the worst form of his life. A good fast bowler can easily expose his short comings without too much fuss.
The Kiwis don’t have a world class quick bowler but they have enough guys who can put the ball the right place. The openers slot is probably SLs biggest weakness at the moment- so it’s a good thing if he doesn’t play at all.
Verdict- balless if he plays, balless if he doesn’t