Originally Posted by NUFAN
The only NZ batsman who looks like he could do a job as night watchman is van Wyk. But the only time you would do that is if you were only 1 down close to the end of play.
I hate night watchman, why not have one just before lunch or tea? What's the diff?
Good criticism. The only answer I have is that it hurts team psychologically more to go into the next day having lost an extra (important) player compared to losing someone before lunch.
Plus I think batsman are more nervous before stumps so more chance of a wicket - I am making this last reason up.
Auckland 47,103, 27, 269*, 59, 118