Hahahahaha, sorry Anzac mate!
I was supposed to say I doubt he will furthern his 'TEST' career throught his ODI performances...
Now...that makes sense!
yeah but what qualifies as a full strength team nowadays?????
if you mean Bond being available then there would also be no place for the likes of Adams or Mills as well as I can't see them leaving out Cairns, Oram or Tuffey.......
I mean with Bond and Astle available.
oh the situation is more complicated than that if / when Astle becomes available again, particularly if they persist in selecting both Cairns & Oram & if Cairns is not yet on song as a bowler........let alone to add Bond into the equation
they can not drop Jones if Vincent is out as this leaves them an opener short......personally I would not want to see Vincent Open again unless it is as 'cover', but I would like to see him get a run at No5 or 6.........
Richardson, ?, Fleming, Astle, Styris, McMillan, Cairns, Oram, Hart, Vettori, Tuffey
they may be able to get away with not having to make some changes for the RSA tour esp if Astle & Bond are not in contention, but the Engalnd teams will be very interesting.......
personally I think they will seriously consider the 'keeper as an opening bat a la Stewart to make room lower in the order for another bowling option.........
I know McCullum is now opening for Canterbury in State Championship games, but where did he bat in the order prior to his move??????? If they were considering using him as an opener at Test level then they should have used him as an Opener in ODIs and also probably introduced him into the Test team but batting lower in the order...........
I think Canterbury could well end up with both the Test & ODI 'keepers, but with 2 different players - Papps is the former Canterbury 'keeper, a specialist Opener & it appears he is still 'keeping in Shield Games while McCullum is on International duty........
No. We can't have a part-time keeper for us. If Papps is going to make the ODI team, he has to make it on runs alone. I can't see McCullum getting dropped after this series, he averaged over 56 with the bat and only dropped one chance and took a few screamers as well.
Before McCullum moved to Canterbury he batted at 4 or 5 for Otago. I think McCullum opening in State Championship games for Canterbury is a good idea, it gives him more time to bat with the new ball.
All this Crowe talk, about us needing 7 bowlers is rubbish. We don't want to fallback to the World Cup where we played only a couple of specialist batsman.
We don't need McCullum to open in the ODI's, its OK for him to bat lower down, as it still allows us to have Styris as our 6th bowler.
I see no place for Cairns in the Test side, how will he make it? Not as an 6, not as a 3rd seamer because Oram has already taken over that mantle.