Ryder got 49 today though, but commited a huge crime by being stumped!?..still got a bit to learn I think.
He has had a reasonable start this season, but If he was in line to play for NZ in the tests it's probably over now that McIntosh has knocked up that century.
I was listening to Jeremy Coney today..he said he heard Bracewell say that he is looking for batsmen who can score centuries in 1 session. Well if thats the case then Richardson & McIntosh won't last long...I think if he's going along the lines of that, you should still need 2 guys there who can bat a whole day or even more.
I agree that NZ 'A' will be good..especially in the batting department.
When you look at Nicol, Ryder, Broom, Fulton, McIntosh, Taylor, Marshall & maybe even his brother James...batting will be at its strongest in years.
Bowling may still be a problem..I think we should be looking at selecting a few guys who can really send the ball down quickly rather than just picking the medium pacers as per usual.
But who? Joey Yovich & Richard Sherlock (who I have yet to see) are the only ones who come to mind.