Originally Posted by ohnoitsyou
Well the new ball bowlers in NZ are so amazing that they rip through the top 5 effortlessly, leaving the bottom 6 to score the majority of the runs. So batsmen are ****ed and bowlers (excluding the top few) are ****ed when come across decent batsmen who can play swing, setting the Blackcaps up beautifully.
In answer to your question, no. A country needs a strong domestic game in order to produce quality players.
I'm really not sure about that, we've produced Roach, Narine, Darren Bravo, Powell etc recently and yet our four day competition has been as weak as it's ever been, the gist of my point though remains that the teams with the best structures are the ones who are dominating right now, so in essence one wonders if a team with an average structure can ever rise up in the current climate.