Originally posted by Tim
That sides looks alright...I don't know if Fleming would surrender #3 though.
If NZ were to play Adams, he really isn't a #7...maybe a #8 at best unless he's improved his defence over the winter.
He is more likely however of at least launching an attack at Shoaib, whereas Jacob Oram seems to go into his shell & then eventually get cleaned up.
Wilson is probably the big outside chance for the 1st test...I don't think he could bat any higher than #7 at this stage, but whatever sport he plays it seems he can slot in anywhere & still do good at it.
I think he could even rise above what he's currently playing like for Otago, he's just that type of player.
You and I are fans of playing specialists and why are you suddenly taking Oram, Wilson and Adams' batting ability into question mate!
I don't care if they are tailenders and I don't care if they are wonderful batsmen, they are selected as bowlers and need to bowl well. The batters will do their job.
Yes with Hart there the batting is thin, and I have a feeling Bracewell will blood McCullum in this test match.
To me Wilson and Adams are better bowlers than Oram.