Originally Posted by rivera213
Here's the Kiwi squad for the 20-20:
Daniel Vettori (captain)
While a LOT of their chances depends on the big guns firing more often than not (and if they don't, they'll look very ordinary), does anyone think they can actually win it?
Cos I do.
Based on what little I know of the Black Caps, I'd probably go with something like-
I don't really like Kyle Mills for limited overs and Diamanti and Butler's stats are impressive.
Nathan McCullum can do some part-tiome spin and slogging which is always a good combo for 20-20 (Yuvraj, Afridi etc).
If England don't win the limited overs tournaments, I mean WHEN England don't win the limited overs tournaments, I hope the Kiwis do. They're the perennial underdogs.
Anyways, anyone agree they can win itand/or with my XI (particularly the New Zealanders on the board since you know more than me).
Diamanti is crap and Mills is one of the best limited overs bowlers in the world.
O'Brilliant misses out because he's a little to hittable in 20/20. Test specialist ftw. James Franklin is in the same boat, though with his allround ability he'd slot in at 6/7 if Oram went down.
Butler I can see having a big impact. His so called career ending injury hasn't resulted in much loss of pace at all really, can still get it down there at 140+, plus with the body he has he's always going to be a short spell shock bowler in any format he plays, so he can charge in for 4 overs. Butler is the dark horse in the NZ side imo, he's basically got all the material he had pre-injury except this time he can bowl in a straight line.
I think we have a good chance, the 2007 WC team was probably one of the best limited overs sides we've fielded though but it ran into Murali (such a pity Fleming, Fulton, McMillan, and Bond are either gone or in Fultons case caught Sinclair Syndrome), so I don't know if we can win this one.