Originally Posted by SteveNZ
We are weak. Eighth in all forms of the game confirms that.
We have plodders and sloggers, exactly. So with that mix, isn't plodding at the start mixed with slogging at the end the best fit? I'd suggest it is, given we made 250. I don't see the point of calculated gambles when we didn't take any and made that score, which could well have been a winning one. I don't think our total represented 'surrendering meekly'.
But hey don't worry, with the benefit of experience we'll get better.
NZ made 250 and lost comfortably, so I don't see the point there. It wasn't as though NZ completely cocked it up with the ball or Sri Lanka batted outstandingly well.
NZ have a slogger opening the batting, scoring slowly. Meanwhile one of their better 'proper batsman' floats around at 6-7 or whatever. But NZ need to be more dynamic than just batting in a routine fashion, they need a bit of creativity to try and muster extra runs somewhere.