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Essex all rounder wants clarification about his role in the side
Essex all rounder Ryan ten Doeschate has hit out at the club claiming he does not know his role within the side and believes the Eagles are selecting too many all rounders.
The South African came in at number three in last night’s victory over Middlesex, while he was the forth man in against Kent the night before.
Ten Doeschate has called on captain James Foster and coach Paul Grayson to explain why the batting line-up is changed so regularly, believing it is doing little good to help the team.
“It’s not a secret- I am frustrated at the moment,” he told London24.
“It is very frustrating to identify your role in the team. We keep chopping and changing and to be honest I don’t know why. That’s a good question for the coach and the captain.
“I don’t mind where I bat, but I would like to bat the same position every week.”
Ten Doeschate was one of four all rounders selected for the match against the Panthers, meaning batsmen Adam Wheater and Tom Westley came in at seven and eight respectively.
Neither Ten Doeschate or part-time spinner Westley bowled, while in the game against the Spitfires Michael Comber did not bat or bowl.
“Again it is for coach or the captain, I don’t understand what is going on with my bowling,” Ten Doeschate said.
“I will keep doing my thing and if they don’t need me, so be it.
“Look, all rounders can win you games in twenty20. Personally I like four specialist bowlers and five specialist batters and maybe one all rounder, but at the minute we are probably playing four or five all rounders.”
Ten Doeschate had made a slow start to the T20 campaign registering scores of seven and 12 in the Eagles opening two matches.
A fine knock of 38 from 27 balls in an innings which included three sixes gave a gentle reminder of just how devastating he can be with the bat.
“I’m fine in myself I get on and do my stuff week to week,” he said. “You are flavour of the month one week and the next you aren’t, but I am confident about my game.”