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    Whoa it wasn't serious or anything haha

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    Hesson pores over his English lessons | Stuff.co.nz

    Hence the pre-tournament training camp, where the Black Caps will also have practice matches against English counties Worcestershire and Derbyshire. It’ll be there that Hesson also settles on his XI.

    Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson will be given first crack at opening the batting and then it’ll be a case of working how to configure the bowling attack.

    ‘‘[We’ll need] at least two spinners, but probably three, depending on conditions. You want at least three guys that can do a job with spin, so you’ve got the option of bowling at least half your overs with spin.’’

    Nathan McCullum picks himself, Williamson is fairly reliable and Hesson also made positive mention of Anton Devcich as a top-order batting and spin bowling option. Roneel Hira is the other spinner in the party.
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    Interesting. Would pick Hira.
    1) Ross is Boss.
    2) See point 1.

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    Martin Guptill
    Kane Williamson
    Brendon McCullum
    Ross Taylor
    Anton Devcich
    Colin Munro
    Corey Anderson
    Luke Ronchi
    James Neesham
    Nathan McCullum
    Mitchell McClenaghan


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    Yeah, when I'm looking to pace a chase and avoid a collapse, the guy I don't want to be heading out there and gumming up the works at 60/3 is Devcich. Because then at 70/4, I don't want Munro. And at 80/5, I don't want Corey. And at 90/6, I don't want Ronchi.

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    Also short on "proper" bowlers.

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    NZ v Worcestershire starting soon. Worcestershire's twitter feed should keep you updated on what is happening with some retweeets etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Martin Guptill
    Kane Williamson
    Brendon McCullum
    Ross Taylor
    Anton Devcich
    Colin Munro
    Corey Anderson
    Luke Ronchi
    James Neesham
    Nathan McCullum
    Mitchell McClenaghan
    How much you relying on all-rounders/part-timers? Don't like it.

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    lol worcestershire 52 all out. Not much of a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiWiNiNjA View Post
    Also short on "proper" bowlers.
    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    How much you relying on all-rounders/part-timers? Don't like it.
    It's a valid criticism.

    I just don't think our specialist seamers are going to be that effective on sub-continent pitches, so I'm backing our batting to get the job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    It's a valid criticism.

    I just don't think our specialist seamers are going to be that effective on sub-continent pitches, so I'm backing our batting to get the job done.
    Good on you for taking the feedback on the chin.

    I guess I too have never seen a line up with NMac walking in at number 10. At a certain point you can have too many batsman for a number of reasons
    a) There are diminishing marginal returns to having that many batsman
    b) The later batsman will probably take their time to get their eye in when they walk out to bat in the 19th over because they are proper batsman. People like Southee and Hira are better in those circumstances as they are used to slogging first ball with no sighters. NMac never slogs first ball.
    c) Most of the time numbers 9 and 10 will only be in for two-three overs anyway so even if they come off they might only add an extra 5-10 runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    It's a valid criticism.

    I just don't think our specialist seamers are going to be that effective on sub-continent pitches, so I'm backing our batting to get the job done.

    I'd still pick Southee though - good yorker and variety, along with excellent record in the subcontinent (tests and 2011 WC). I know why he was snapped up the IPL

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    Quote Originally Posted by theegyptian View Post
    lol worcestershire 52 all out. Not much of a game.
    I wonder if Boult will crack the starting lineup. It is good to see so much depth.

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    https://twitter.com/DerbyshireCCC

    @BLACKCAPS vs Derbyshire | Guptill, Williamson, Munro, Anderson, Ronchi, Neesham, N.McCullum, Devcich, Southee, Hira, McClenaghan

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    Yup, you still have to play Southee. I mean, surely he'd be better than Neesham as a pure bowler, so what's the use of having Neesham at 9?

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