Feb 15, 2021 -- 5:25AM, johnnythebull wrote:
so,you send in a nightwatchman,that failssmn pls explain to me the rationale behind sending in 2 in a row
This is a good question - I imagine the answer depends on how many rabbits there are left. You don't want a good batsman to fall in the last over or two before close-of-play before he gets himself "in", so logic dictates that you want those balls used up by a less important batsman. Therefore if that doesn't work it kind of makes sense to keep sending in sacrificial batsmen until the close so long as you have enough left for the next day's play to support your protected batsman once he gets going. If instead your remaining serious batsman got out in the last over, as so often happens, then having a few rabbits left in the hutch is likely to be of no help in saving a match.
Now here's a question that no-on seems to ask - as so many batsman seem to drop on the last ball of a session why not have a "lunch watchman" or a "tea watchman" when a wicket falls close to the end of a session?