Originally Posted by Matt52
Good call. Vincent is a no.4, possibly 5, depending on who else we have to fit in there.
Vincent shouldnt be opening. Everytime you see an NZ scoresheet with Vincent's name first, it just looks wrong.
I think its best to pick the sure things first in a test side....and put them in their best position or the best position for the side. Fit the "maybe's " in around them.
There we have it...all the certainties in the NZ test cricket team.
Who are the next best batsmen?????. The next best deserves preference of position. I think the next best is Vincent. He has more talent than anyone else possibly bar Fleming, has a bit of experience now and so should be given his prefered spot, which is no.4.
Franklin to open, can not be any worse than Fulton, Papps et cetera and because he is only useful with the new ball (when it's swinging) it won't be much of a burden for him.