That is all it takes.
Craig Kieswetter hasn’t really scored runs in quite some time, but he’s a decent batsman and sooner or later he was going to put that right. Today he made 117 and our first thought was that there would be some knee-jerk media coverage. Sure enough, Cricinfo have gone with ‘Kieswetter ton nudges the selectors’ and doubtless many other outlets have followed suit.
It’s harsh to brand a talented cricketer as being a fad, but we’ve always felt that Kieswetter was overhyped and that the reason for that was that he lay at the heart of a triple Venn of popular cricket media narratives.
This hundred was scored at Taunton against a Worcestershire attack of Wright, Richardson, Shantry and Andrew. It is not worthless, but it’s not all that. People shouldn’t be telling him he’s the king of hundreds now, they should be saying: “Good knock, now go and do it again.”