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    New Zealand Test Team

    My goodness! I just heard that Vettori and Oram are going to be fit. Or something like that.

    Oram apparently has a 'stress reaction' not a fracture.

    Vettori is much better and may even play for ND this weekend.

    Thank the lord.

    So who else do you pick? I would pick Oram as a batsman mainly anyway.

    How
    Sinclair
    Fleming
    Styris
    Astle
    Oram
    McCullum
    Vettori
    Franklin
    Tuffey
    Martin

    The pace attack is still very avg though.
    We will NEVER forgive "Umpire" Ian Robinson

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    Awesome

    Thats great.

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    How should not be there,open the batting with flem and sinclair/papps
    butler for franklin to bring a little bit more pace

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    Positive news on Vettori, Oram
    02 February 2005

    New Zealand's cricket team received a double dose of good fortune today, with positive injury reports on key men Daniel Vettori and Jacob Oram a fortnight out from Australia's arrival.


    Team manager Lindsay Crocker said in a statement both players' back injuries were not as serious as feared, with Vettori expected to be back bowling his left-arm spin this weekend.

    Medical assessment on Vettori's back injury, which has sidelined him since the World 11 match in Wellington last week, was more likely tissue- than bone-related.

    Crocker said Vettori, who has a history of back problems, was hopeful of a return in Northern Districts' State Shield one-day match in Auckland on Sunday.

    "He bowled today and felt good. We will continue to monitor his progress during the week and if he continues to improve he will play for Northern Districts on Sunday," Crocker said.

    Meanwhile a CT scan on allrounder Oram has shown a stress reaction in his back, and not a stress fracture as feared.

    Oram has been sidelined since January 9 with continued back soreness.

    AdvertisementAdvertisement"Jacob will continue to undergo treatment and should return to batting following a couple of pain-free weeks before progressing to bowling," Crocker said.

    "We are cautiously optimistic about the return of both players and will work with our medical advisers to ensure they are fit before their return to cricket."



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    I worry a lot about Butler. Especially as he is currently sitting on his **** somewhere...

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    if he was fit and playing i would rather see him in the nz team not franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirjeremy11
    My goodness! I just heard that Vettori and Oram are going to be fit. Or something like that.

    Oram apparently has a 'stress reaction' not a fracture.

    Vettori is much better and may even play for ND this weekend.

    Thank the lord.
    Maybe there is a god after all ...but if there is why cant he/she/it speed Bond's recovery
    And if How gets selected Fleming should open and Sinclair #3

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    Who else agrees with me

    Sinclair needs to improve now or i think it will be time for a replacement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natman20
    Sinclair needs to improve now or i think it will be time for a replacement
    I dont. Sinclair should keep his test spot, but im not sure about his ODI place. Id be more inclined to drop Styris than Sinclair, particularly seeing as hes never scored a decent total against Aus

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    hi

    WE need someone who can play well agains all countries!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natman20
    WE need someone who can play well agains all countries!!!
    Exactly. And since Aus is the best country, we really need our players to step up against them instead of scoring against all the other countries.

    I think either the Aussies have worked Styris out completely or hes just got a mental block against them...maybe because he was born there

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    Needs more Craig Cumming.

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    The opening combination along with the fitness of Vettori & Oram are going to be the biggest areas of debate.

    Its really hard to tell whether NZ will opt for both Papps & How, OR go with Sinclair & Fleming.
    Personally I think Michael Papps will open with Sinclair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Redman
    I dont. Sinclair should keep his test spot, but im not sure about his ODI place. Id be more inclined to drop Styris than Sinclair, particularly seeing as hes never scored a decent total against Aus
    Agreed. The NZ selectors have done this so often overs the years. That is pick players for the One day team that are more suited to test cricket and vice versa.

    From day 1 Sinclair struck me as test player, but not an international oneday player. His oneday Strike-rate of 61 is awful in this day and age. He never seems to gap the ball and puts too much pressure on the middle/lower order. Quite frankly, i've been pleased to see him get out lately so we can get our runrate up.

    The selectors also did this for years with Vincent (who had a similar strike rate to Sinclair) in fact I think it may have been lower (around 59). They seem to have thought Vincent's ODI selection was justified purely on his fielding. Vincent like Sinclair was IMO far better suited as a test batsmen. He proved that with test hundreds in Both Perth and in India (totally different conditions). Yet he found in hard to consistently find a place in the test scene, but was a regular in the oneday side.

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    How many runs has J.How scored for New Zealand 'A', i remember he smacked SL 'A' around the park a while and did ok aganist SA 'A', didn't he. Is he scoring any runs in State Shield. I gather Papps is back from injury from reading ur post, for me he is a certain starter if fit. What about Jeff Wilson, i saw in bowl live aganist the World XI and he impressed me. Looks better then Frankin, Mills or Bulter, but i guess u guys have seen them play more then me. Also will Bond be fit to play Sri Lanka, our batsmen need another challenge Vettori isn't enough. By the way this my team, how u guys don't get smacked by the Aussies again:

    1. M Papps
    2. J How
    3. S Fleming
    4. S Styris (don't lose faith in him he one of only few world class batsmen u have)
    5. N Astle
    6. M Sinclair
    7. J Oram
    8. B McCullum
    9. D Vettori
    10. J Wilson
    11. D Tuffey
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