Cricket Web Logo
Cricket Coach 2014 - Order Now
Cricket Web Logo
Australia Bangladesh Bermuda Canada England India Ireland Kenya Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
Bracewell rings the changes
07 Sep 2007
By: James Nixon

John Bracewell has confirmed that Brendon McCullum will open the batting during the Twenty20 World Cup with Gareth Hopkins taking the wicket-keeping duties while Jacob Oram will bat three.

Bracewell told the New Zealand Press that "We want to use a left hander in the top order and that's going to be Jacob Oram - the angles a left hander gives you in Twenty20, in my observations, can be useful in terms of hitting through the field rather than concentrating only on hitting over it."

"If he gets in, we know the power he can hit with, as sides go into the death quarter early in the matches," Bracewell added.

Bracewell hinted that both Daniel Vettori and Jeetan Patel would be likely to play saying "I think quality spin bowling through the middle periods and the raw nature of Twenty20 that they will hold the key for the team that wins this competition."

Discuss this news item in the Cricket Web Forums
Recent Cricket Chat Threads
World Cup Predictions Thread
Last posted by: Grasshopper
World Cup 2015 - Draft
Last posted by: WalkingWicket
India WC Thread
Last posted by:
Sir Garry v Sachin
Last posted by: honestbharani
Born Before His Time
Last posted by: fredfertang
Big Bash League 2014/15
Last posted by: Jono
Women's Cricket
Last posted by:
Brett Lee's Test Career
Last posted by: HeathDavisSpeed
West Indies Squad
Last posted by: brockley
Do you think enough Test cricket is being played?
Too much Test cricket
The right amount is being played
No there should be more

View Results
Previous Polls