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Thread: Semi Final 1 - New Zealand v England (30th March)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiviktor81 View Post
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    KW is ranked 6th in the world for T20 batting, Root is ranked 53rd. Root is a great batsman but KW is so far ahead of him in this regard it's not even a contest. There are three batsmen from Scotland ranked higher than Root in this format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    I for one am completely shocked by Kiwivictor concluding that Williamson is the best.
    What, by changing his usual frame of reference that he uses to prove Guptill > Hayden and other such great theories?
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    Yeah, interesting lack of focus on six hitting now that it makes Root look miles better than Williamson. Wonder why that is?

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    Sigh.

    So, anyway, team predictions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Sigh.

    So, anyway, team predictions?
    Would depend on conditions but we'd be hoping to keep our three pronged spin attack seeing that England would be the worst players of spin we've faced thus far in the tournament. Not to bag England, they aren't bunnies or anything but we've been randomly h4x against teams that it really shouldn't work against.

    Continuing hoping for h4x would be my strategy.
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    Sounds good to me. I was wondering about taking a punt on Southee, in the hope that the terms 'England' and 'World Cup' randomly sparked a repeat of Wellington 2015. But his recent form means it's not worth the risk.

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    I think it's not so much the attack but the bowling order that will highlight any England weakness against spin. Make the openers try to hit Santner early on against the turn. Roy in particular loves pace on the ball.

    vs Jason Roy in the powerplay this tournament:

    Pace 69 (40)
    Spin 15 (18)
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    Yeah, don't see see any need for NZ to make any changes other than perhaps Munro moving down the order. He seems to have struggled up the order so far, played some pretty ordinary innings.

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    Can someone explain to me why the BC's have played most of their games at different venues, where as England have most of them at just one venue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blakey View Post
    Can someone explain to me why the BC's have played most of their games at different venues, where as England have most of them at just one venue?
    The organisers wish to spread the joy of witnessing the BCs in the flesh to as many as possible. Conversely, they wish to subject as few as possible to the drudgery of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yeah, don't see see any need for NZ to make any changes other than perhaps Munro moving down the order. He seems to have struggled up the order so far, played some pretty ordinary innings.
    Munro's an ordinary player at this level wherever he bats in the order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yeah, don't see see any need for NZ to make any changes other than perhaps Munro moving down the order. He seems to have struggled up the order so far, played some pretty ordinary innings.
    Eh, I'm no fan of his, but it's not like NZ's game this comp have been high-scoring, free-flowing affairs were Munners has been the sole exception stinking up the joint. His contributions in the Bangladesh and Aus games were actually pretty handy even if they were as ugly as all sin to behold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Young View Post
    Munro's an ordinary player at this level wherever he bats in the order.
    tell that to sri lanka
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Sounds good to me. I was wondering about taking a punt on Southee, in the hope that the terms 'England' and 'World Cup' randomly sparked a repeat of Wellington 2015. But his recent form means it's not worth the risk.
    Please no ... anyone of Boult, Milne, Mtch McClen, or NcCullum ahead of Southee in T20s in 2016 thank you. I'm not missing his straying on leg-stump in his first few deliveries or trying the short one when he's really quick enough to. We're going just fine without him.

    And like Athers, I'm hoping for another track that will take turn allowing us to play the 3 spinners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    Yeah, don't see see any need for NZ to make any changes other than perhaps Munro moving down the order. He seems to have struggled up the order so far, played some pretty ordinary innings.
    Actually his 35 from 32 (or whatever it was) was a damn crucial and underrated innings in hindsight. He's hardly been batting in great conditions to be fair on him.

    The fact NZ's average score is around 140 and they've won every game suggest they haven't been playing in the best of batting conditions.

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