Originally Posted by JASON
Fair enough , I would prefer Smith though..because he has a few valuable Test hundred's IIRC. Especially one against the Aussies or West Indies...Trying hard to remember..
But why no Astle..Surely he will have to be in the best NZ Test side...
Smith scored 2 test hundreds. First one against Eng 1983
and this blinder against India in 1990
. He played the cut shot to virtually every ball even if it pitched a metre outside leg stump but was very handy. McCullum is a better batsman and equally good with the gloves now imo.
Astle has a case to be in both sides but I would probably only have him in the OD side