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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Australia played 13 players, NZ played 12 players, Australia retired both their openers. Winning is utterly meaningless.
    Despite losing and the bowling getting smashed overall I think it was a good warmup for NZ because it solved some of their selection dilemmas a bit. Mills > Boult and Devcich > Hira sorted.

    I agree with Steve about Devcich though; if he's picked it has to be as a T20 darter who can bat rather than a top order batsman. A bit like Yardy when he played for England. Top four has to be Guptill, Williamson, McCullum and Taylor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    Agree with Jono & GGG somewhat. The NZ camp will no doubt give the 'it's a practice game' answer, but you don't practice to lose with 13 needed from 11 balls. Negative psychological points to NZ I'm afraid.
    Absolutely it is. If you can't do it in a warm-up match, and a similar situation comes up when you're under the pump in the tournament proper, it's not going to help you too much. If warm-ups didn't mean anything, you wouldn't play them.

    PEWS - you got the same awful feeling as me that he will open though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    PEWS - you got the same awful feeling as me that he will open though?
    I certainly did before the tournament. Him batting nine in the warmup makes it less likely now I reckon but it's still an annoying possibility.

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    Completely forgot to check that, great news.

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