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Rilee Rossouw was called up to South Africas ODI squad as a replacement for the injured AB de Villiers, ahead of the match against Ireland at the end of last month. Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 . He ended up replacing an ill Hashim Amla at the start of the Australia series last week. To say that Rossouw had big boots to fill is not an understatement. But try two fifties in two matches on for size, and it seems Rossouw could be a perfect fit.So, why the in-house handwringing from captain Faf du Plessis, who said he wanted Amla back in the XI but the selectors decided otherwise? Hashim averages 52 in one-day cricket, so, for me, you can never replace that, du Plessis said. And if you miss one game for the flu, then its always the respect that youre given to come back into the team. So, if it was my decision, I would definitely bring him back, and the same with the coach, but the selectors felt the combination at the top was working really well.Perhaps, the stand-in captain just wants protocol to take precedence, and it seems he is not the only one. Television and social media commentators were aghast at Amlas omission on Sunday, and there is every indication that he will be back for the third ODI. And where will that leave Rossouw, mentally and literally? When we had our team culture camp, we spoke about our playing bubble. People can say what they want to say, as long as it doesnt affect how we are going about our proceedings and how we play, Rossouw said. If Hashim comes back and I am playing, I will probably slot into the middle order.Rossouw has batted at Nos. 4-7 in 18 of the 33 ODIs he has played, and come out at No. 3 eight times, so he is most familiar outside the top two but more successful in it. In the seven matches in which Rossouw has opened, he has averaged 39.57 - compared to an overall average of 35.53 - and scored one of his two hundreds and two of his seven fifties. He admitted he prefers getting to the crease as early as possible, and that the constant shifting up and down the order is challenging but possible with proper preparation.I dont mind anywhere in the top of the order. I prefer the new ball, while the Powerplay is still on so I can pierce the field and play good cricket shots, he said. Its very difficult to change batting positions. Its about how you prepare for where you are going to bat. If your preparation is good enough for the scenario out there, then your execution should follow.Rossouw was fairly pleased with his execution so far in this series, barring the failure to get to three figures. I am quite disappointed in that. In the first game, the reverse sweep is my shot, so if I go out to that, it is hard lines, but its my shot, he said. I am more disappointed with the way I went out at the Wanderers. It was quite soft.At Centurion, Rossouw was out lbw, attempting a reverse sweep off the first ball he faced from Adam Zampa. At the Wanderers, he miscued a pull shot, and though the selection of both strokes is questionable, Rossouw insisted the second one was worse because he played it when he was closer to his century. I have been hard on myself for that. I pride myself in making the most runs that I can. So 75 is all right, its good, but I am more interested in the three figures.Without a hundred, Rossouw knows it will be more difficult to keep his place, especially in a line-up that should welcome Amla back at some stage, and with a crammed middle order. Du Plessis and JP Duminy have both found their touch, leaving little for David Miller and Farhaan Behardien to do, and Rossouw will have to displace one of them if he moves down. Its a tough gig, because if you are not performing, theres a guy that can do the same job as you, if not better, he said. When you put on that shirt, you want to perform and do your best because you know theres someone else who can take your spot.At least South Africa have the problem of plenty, unlike their opposition, who now face three must-win matches if they are to win the series. Although Australia have appeared a little flat so far, Rossouw expects them to surge back, especially when they hear of South Africas intention to close out the series with two games to spare.If they dont bounce back, then they dont deserve to be the best team in the world. I am sure they will come out fighting with big swings, and its up to us how we will counter-punch, he said. The guys had two serious performances and we are ready for the third game tomorrow, and we want to wrap it up. Australia are the best team in the world. If you give them a sniff, they come back hard. We want to finish this series tomorrow. Air Max 98 Supreme Red . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Air Max 98 Supreme For Sale . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.supremexairmax98s.com/ . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. CINCINNATI -- The Milwaukee Brewers are solidly in fourth place in the National League Central and were eliminated early from the playoff chase. But, their starting rotation is looking to build some momentum heading into the offseason.Over their past 21 games, Brewers starters have posted a 2.92 ERA with 39 earned runs allowed in 120 2/3 innings since 8/22. The 2.92 ERA led all of baseball for that period entering Mondays games.Those numbers looked more impressive prior to Monday night when Wily Peralta allowed three first-inning runs. But, collectively as a group, Brewers starters have been on a roll.Whats impressive is that they have it in them, its confidence for them, manager Craig Counsell said. You want to get them to the point where theyre consistent through the whole year. When you pitch like that, you can have good stretches (as a team).Right-hander Matt Garza will try to continue the positive stretch on Tuesday, when he faces the Reds in the second of three games at Great American Ball Park.Garza is making his 17th start of the season and second against Cincinnati. He was sharp his last time out against the first-place Chicago Cubs, allowing one run on three hits with five Ks in six innings of a 2-1 Brewers win.You have a bunch of guys pitching like that, you feel like you have a chance to win every night, Counsell said. Thats pretty much the way its been (even though) its an individual story in a lot of ways.Garza has had mixed results against the Reds in his career, going 4-4 with a 5.04 ERA IN 13 starts. At Great American Ball Park, its been about the same story with a 2-2 mark and 4. Supreme x Nike Air Max 98 Snakeskin. .08 ERA in seven starts.The Reds will counter with right-hander Dan Straily, who has been among the pleasant surprises for them this season. Strailys story is worth telling again.He was waived and traded by three teams during Spring Training. Injuries opened up a spot in the bullpen for Straily who soon found a home in the starting rotation where he has shined.Straily has made 10 starts in which hes allowed three or fewer hits, a single-season franchise record and second most in the major leagues behind Cubs ace Jake Arrieta, who has 11. Opponents are hitting just .224 against him, ninth best in the NL.Hes quite familiar with the Brewers having faced them already twice this season. In his career, Straily is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA in three appearances against Milwaukee.Straily went 6-0 with a 1.98 ERA in his first eight starts after the All-Star break.Cincinnati likely will be without center fielder Billy Hamilton whos still nursing a strained left oblique that has kept him out of action since Sept. 3.He still has some soreness, manager Bryan Price said. Its better, but he wont do any trunk rotational activities until thats out of there.The Reds have won four straight games and four of their last five games against Milwaukee.In 132 career games against the Brewers, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is batting .315 (146-463) with 27 homers and 90 RBI. His 27 homers and 90 RBI are his most against any opponent. Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '
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