Originally Posted by vcs
In all seriousness, like Flem said, this is a very good Kiwi side that has been underperforming for a while (and struggling in subcontinent conditions). One look at their batting depth, Mills and Vettori performing like world-class ODI bowling allrounders for a while, and the improvement of Southee into a proper strike + death bowler makes them a very dangerous side indeed. That they are performing at this level should not surprise anyone too much. They have certainly picked the right time to lift their performance levels to match their ability.
Flem has indeed returned to the fold - don't leave our side next time Flem. We still always had the same team. We basically live and die off the back of Ross Taylor. When he went out of form we died. He is slowly getting it back and we are starting to pick up. Just need Styris to perform and McCullum to have a lucky day and we should be good to go.
Auckland 47,103, 27, 269*, 59, 118