George Bartlett, Hasseeb Hammed and Tom Abell

So today in the second round of the Specsavers county Championship all of these players got a 💯. Bartlett 21 years old, Abell 25 and Hameed 22. Bartlett’s hundred coming of off 156 balls and 12 fours. Abells hundred came off 193 balls with 19 fours. I can’t find how many balls Hammeeds hundred came off. Now I know that Hammeed played 3 matches for England. But this was in India completely alien conditions to a green seamer in the ashes. Additionally, he has not scored a run for 2 seasons. On the other hand, Bartlett and Abell have had a consistent last season. But after this, I’m not sure why there are discussions about Hammed for England. I’m not sure why, to be honest. This is not saying that if Hammeed Keeps scoring hundreds he shouldn’t be in the England XI. If you score runs you deserved your chance. This is exactly what I mean ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

6 thoughts on “George Bartlett, Hasseeb Hammed and Tom Abell

  1. Bloody Bartlett… how and why did I take him out of my fantasy team?!

    I think that people were so impressed with Hameed that they’ve just been longing for him to come good again. It’s perception. Some players can consistently fail but the media want them in an England shirt. Others score run after run but never get a mention.

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  2. It needs more than one century to get Hameed back in the reckoning, but his good pre-injury record counts in his favour. Bartlett has made a magnificent start to this season and will certainly merit consideration if he continues to score runs. He and Abell did magnificently yesterday after Somerset’s top three surrendered their wickets cheaply, the third straight innings that Somerset had started badly with the bat, in spite of which they look like making it two wins out of two to start the season. Lewis Gregory has also made a great start with two five-fors and a quick-fire fifty late yesterday. I am particularly pleased by Bartlett’s success having made him one of “Five to Follow” this season (along with Gregory, Joe Clarke, Philip Salt and Liam Trevaskis, the last named of whom is also doing my predictive skills proud).

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    1. Yeah, it does count in his favour but the media have to stop looking back at what people have done. Yeah, I compare it just as highly as Ballance and Roots against Hampshire. Lewis Gregory made a great start to the season and soon he has to be in England reckoning.

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  3. Good shout on Trevaskis. Another one I was going to put in my fantasy team but I just didn’t think that he’d play.

    Gregory was 12th man for Ireland ODI a few years ago. Could’ve maybe squeezed in for some T20Is but going to be difficult to get England recognition this year.

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