South Africa/ Afganistan
Each team will play the other 3 in it's group, and the top 2 from each group shall qualify for semis.
So considering either of Zim or SL shall go to the other group, New Zealand will be least bothered about the same as far as super 8 is concerned. They can make it to semis if they finish among the top 2 in THEIR OWN GROUP, regardless of what happens in Group 1.
In other words the theory that New Zealand's work will get harder should Zim qualify is not tenable.
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The odds from the TAB on the fastest to 10 runs for the NZ vs Z game. The odds are pretty generous. I have backed Ryder. Hope the weather allows the game.
1 Brendon McCullum 1.95
2 Jesse Ryder 2.00
To be honest I don't really remember Taylor ever being out of form for any considerable period of time in international cricket. I have a feeling you are basing a lot of your opinion on that 2007 WC Semi Final innings he played against Sri Lanka where the ball was moving all over the place and he got made to look a bit foolish, if that is the case it's pretty harsh to form the majority of your opinion on 1 innings. Other than that I can't really remember him ever looking too troubled by the swinging ball, except maybe his debut series against South Africa and a rampant Dale Steyn.
Have a look at Taylor's ODI record batting at 3:
Batting records | One-Day Internationals | Cricinfo Statsguru | Cricinfo.com
2 centuries on roads, 3 half-centuries against minnows and a huge list of failures. He survives a bit longer in Tests in general, but he's still not really cut out for playing against a moving ball.
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