Originally Posted by Hurricane
Our selectors have been a bit fickle with Sam Wells. If he was good enough to get selected as 12th man for a test you would think he would make a larger 15 man squad.
Wells also went back to Otago and didn't score many runs or take many wickets. Unfortunately Andy Ellis is
the highest performing allrounder who bowls medium pace in NZ domestic this year, by quite a distance (I'm not counting Franklin).
There are quite a few other players in this mould around however most are not particularly established eg.
KNB (though I struggle to call what he does to get the ball to the other end 'bowling')
Selecting Wells based purely on perceived potential just shows that the selectors are looking hard for this sort of player imo.