I doubt there are any magical players coming through who will change the look of the side from the get-go. Even those like Williamson and Southee who were identified early as players with massive potential are taking a while to make an impact.
It's more about the playing eleven plus the other 6 or 8 contenders just performing better. For a change I think our test selections have been pretty decent lately, so no point looking elsewhere. And until this test v Windies (who at full strength and at home are better than their ranking suggests anyway) and coming off a series where we competed reasonably vs SA, a lot of us thought this test side was on the improve.
It was a weak performance v Windies, no doubt. Most of our guys are better than they were this match, so they just need to prove that. Play better next test and this will be seen as a blip on the upward trend. ODIs are another story of course, where I cannot be this optimistic.
More of a worry is the recurring problems with administration - losing Wright being the latest setback.
Last edited by straw man; 30-07-2012 at 05:40 AM.