I meant better batting pitches. I mean you don't really see people get over 400 on a NZ pitch that often. You will probably prove me wrong somehow
I guess its allright not to judge a pitch on its batting merits but also on its bowling merits too. But for me I would rather see score of over 400 than 280 or something like that.
Franklins statistics are useless to me. I think hes crud and is lucky to take most of his wickets. His only good period of bowling is when he first starts his spell and the ball is swinging. If the ball wasn't swinging he'd be practically a bit like Martin. I still like the look of Kyle Mills. I wouldn't have rated Mills a couple years ago but I think he has really improved and has a role to play in the ODIs and I think he could become more effective in Tests.
What about the development sides playing in Australia?
The squads are:
Peter Fulton (Captain), James Marshall (vice-captain), Graham Aldridge, Brendan Diamanti, Mark Gillespie, Jamie How, Michael Mason, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Warren McSkimming, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Lou Vincent
Craig McMillan (captain), Matthew Bell (vice-captain), Hamish Bennett, Gareth Hopkins, Bruce Martin, Chris Martin, Rob Nicol, Mark Orchard, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Mathew Sinclair, Richard Sherlock, Joseph Yovich
Both teams look quite strong. I think it was a good decision to have two teams as we get to see all of the most promising players play. I am looking forward to seeing how they go over there.