Originally Posted by hendrix
I'd much prefer McCullum remain opener too, but Hesson's made a decision and there's little else to say about it.
The fact that he's also ruled out Watling from opening means that we will have to get a domestic opener though.
I still haven't seen anything that clearly indicates McCullum will move down the order in tests. The only quote from Hesson that I can find is:
''I don't think Brendon's game is suited to blunting the attack, but he applied himself. I don't think that's the role he's going to play best for this team,"
Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but that could just as easily be interpreted as a change in batting mindset (go back to his 2010/11 aggressive style of opening) as a change in the batting order.