Originally Posted by Athlai
I think if we drop anyone down the order it should be Ryder. McCullum would be best at 7 or opening and we need a 6 more than we need a 7.
Elliott at 3 is interesting, has he ever played there in List A cricket?
I have been telling that NZ batting order at the moment has lot of hitters at the begininng; which we cant afford with this middle order. I know that Elliot is not a specialist No.3 but the at the moment, he is only one who can bat for some time sensibly at the top. He can protect Ross Taylor and the middle order against the new ball...
I cant understand why Ryder should be dropped down the order. He is the only batsman who can make use of the powerplays. McCullum for me may hits 2-3 boundaries and finally plays an ugly shot too early to get out. So, I think McCullum should come down the order and plays where he was doing well previously.