Originally posted by Mingster
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!
I mean with Bond and Astle available.
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.
cheers mate - I thought that's what you were trying to say
I agree the McCullum won't be replaced anytime soon, although they may entertain the idea of him opening in ODIs if he maintains some form opening for Canterbury in the Championship (even tho' it is a different format)..........as I said a lot will depend on where they want to go re Astle & Cairns...........
so far as the Test team goes the only way I can see them able to make way for Astle & Bond & retain Cairns is to replace Hart with Papps & have him open with Richardson........
and you get no arguement from me re Cairns - as you know..........