Lots of questions need to be answered by the selectors. Our complete lack of Test cricket doesn't help, either.
Thoughts on McCullum opening in Tests? Sangakkara has managed batting high in the order. (I'm not against the idea completely, but we're obviously desperate enough. I'm against the idea of him opening in ODIs, however.) I believe Vincent has gone on record saying he no longer wants to keep wicket, and I think it's a poor idea given McCullum's form with the gloves and obvious, if not lacking in output, batting ability.
I've said all along I'm against the idea of two new players being openers, whether it's J. Marshall and Cumming or Papps and How. Even H. Marshall and Fulton, both out of form in the international game and not guaranteed selections, are poor choices together in my opinion. Even in the ODI game I think we should stagger our senior players in the line up. For example:
Just something simple like not having our two best batsmen (Fleming and Astle) in the first three. In Tests I believe we should do the same, although putting that into practice will be difficult. Thought about it for 15 minutes now, and I have no idea who would even open for us in Tests.