Talking about Ravi Bopara yesterday, Andy Flower said: 'I rate him highly, talent-threshold-wise'.
Presumably Ravi should be pleased, although it's a classic coach's neologism in which the second word is essentially meaningless. The sentence would hold if Flower had said, 'I rate him highly, talent-wise'.
Still, it deserves a place in the New Lexicon Of Cricket*, along with this week's other entries:
Talent-threshold Colloq. noun. - Subjective measure of playing ability, usually spoken by coaches.
Usage: 'Michael Vaughan is batting well below his talent-threshold this season - he's lucky to have that central contract'.
DLFed verb. - The act of hitting the ball over the boundary in any IPL match.
Usage: 'Ishant dropped short and Tendulkar DLFed him into row Z'.
Barebat noun. verb. - A batsman using a bat with no maker's stickers on it, sometimes in a bid to generate a new sponsorship deal.
Usage: 'Matty Hayden's still barebat in the IPL. His agent must be asking too much'.
Crease virus Colloq. noun. Batsman who gets to the crease and proceeds to replicate the same shot many hundreds of times.
Usage: 'That Brendan Nash is a total crease virus. He's been in for about five hours now'.
* This doesn't exist. But all suggested entries welcome.