What so you want to judge a player solely on meaningless games now?
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Clarke batted for a big chunk and NZ still needed a super over to win. So yes of course that discredits the score. A ton on an average pitch is worth more clearly.
The fact, and honest NZ fans know this, is McCullum does not perform when it matters most. Being a good flat-track bully does not make you a good batsman. Being a good batsman means you score runs in competitions like this. His record in such situations is poor, in pretty much every format.
TBH, when any of the top 8 teams play eachother in T20, the odds are never outside 60-40. So any team can win this...
Top runscorer in Twenty20 international cricket (albeit with possibly most number of games), a more than acceptable average of 36.55 (7th highest for those who have played 10 or more T20Is and about 20th otherwise) and a strike rate of 133. Yep, McCullum's a poor Twenty20 player alright.
Reckon NZ will sneak this tbh.
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If Sanga decides to open with Malinga and Randiv, things can get interesting.
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Oh, look, I'm not suggesting McCullum is going to guide us to victory - I've known him far too long to expect that. But some of Scaly's analysis defies belief.
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