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    State 12th Man
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    There better be changes

    Only Hamish Marshall and Daniel Vettori have impressed in this ODI series so far. Cairns has been expensive with the ball, and finding no form with the bal whatsoever. The top order haven't given us good starts, and we have found ourselves in a situation like 40/2 from 15 overs too many times. McMillan has only fired once, while Sinclair offered us nothing in at 3.

    Our pace bowling lineup is a major worry. Our opening bowlers offer us nothing at the top, except give Australia a ripper of start like 60/1 from 10 overs. I would replace Mills with Wilson. Tuffey has been absolute crap so far, stop this **** about calling him Mr Reliable please.

    We should keep Michael Papps and James Marshall in the team, and hopefully Scott Styris is available. If he is fit, I would replace McMillan with him. Tuffey has to get the chop, and hopefully Adams is not the man to replace him.

    Bring Lance Hamilton I say, he is mature at 31, and is in form, unlike Tuffey or Mills. I would open the bowling with Cairns and Hamilton. At least in Cairns, we would have someone who "can" be accurate. Man, do we miss Jacob Oram.

    My ODI XI next game:

    1 Stephen Fleming (c)
    2 Michael Papps
    3 Nathan Astle
    4 Scott Styris/McMillan
    5 Hamish Marshall
    6 James Marshall
    7 Chris Cairns
    8 Brendon McCullum+
    9 Daniel Vettori
    10 Jeff Wilson
    11 Lance Hamilton
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    Virat Kohli (c) Jono's Avatar
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    Australia again leave a path of destruction during their tour. Happens all the time

    IMO the main problems with NZ are clearly their pace bowling (doesn't take a genius to figure that out) and also their heavy reliance on the middle order. Its quite worrying actually. Granted you're up against the best nation in the world, but it helps to get off to 4.5-5 an over in the first 15 rather than less than 3. Puts much less pressure on 4, 5 and 6.
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    jeff wilson should really be dropped...
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    jeff wilson should really be dropped...
    I agree. He bowled poorly again today

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    Cricketer Of The Year Somerset's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by age_master
    jeff wilson should really be dropped...
    Can't have bowled any worse that Tuffey did today.

    If Styris is to return, I'd drop either James Marshall or Michael Papps, probably the latter. I'd also bring in Wilson for Tuffey but we don't seem to have many other options at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerset
    Can't have bowled any worse that Tuffey did today.
    I think the point of his comment was that Wilson didn't play today.

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    dont go overboard!

    At the risk of sounding like a biased Aussie, it is no disgrace to be beaten by the world's best team and you should therefore look at the positives.

    Hamish Marshall
    Marshall's brother showed guts and potential
    Papps looks a reasonable player but was caught out by a 150 k bowler
    MacCullum has the goods
    Wilson should be given the experience as he has hardly played any cricket
    Fleming is a solid player

    That is a good base.

    Unfortunately, Cairns is showing signs of coming to the end of his career.

    McMillan and Astle do not score enough runs considering their experience.

    Your opening bowlers are ****

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    reasonable comments but it still leaves the team short in crucial areas - bowling, top order, middle order & tactics IMO...............

    it's just not working as a unit which is NZL strength - makes a mockery of last season's results to be this poor - even against the best team..............

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    Cricketer Of The Year Arjun's Avatar
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    Pardon me, but what happened to "Changes to be made..." Parts 1, 2 and 3?
    "Talent is nothing without opportunity"
    "You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"

    Twenty20 used to be boring.!!!

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