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    J Marshall
    C Cumming
    H Marshall
    S Fleming
    L Vincent
    N Astle
    B McCullum
    J Frankiln
    P Wiseman
    K Mills
    C Martin

    This was our most recent test team.. as i see it the three players who are certianties to come back in are Oram, Vettori and Bond.. They would replace Wiseman, Mills and either Martin or Frankiln..

    IMO Styris has to work his way back in to the team and wait for his opportunity and take it. It is a very healthy situation for NZ to be in.

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    It's a pretty difficult choice. I think, at this stage, Oram is a batsman who bowls decently in Tests and a bowler who bats a bit in ODIs. Personally, I think the batting line-up all comes down to whether Fleming has enough mental ability to move back to opening. He has all the experience in the world; technically, he is better than he showed against Australia; and his team requires him to open the innings from my point of view. He has said he wanted to open the innings - pre Austraian mind you - if his team needed him to. Well, it's time for him to actually show some backbone and do it. No more talk. Don't make a big deal about it.

    Cumming seems to be a poor man's Richardson and I'm not convinced about James Marshall either. They will probably be given another few chances, but I'm far from convinced. I mentioned Hamish Marshall opening in the other thread, but I'm not so sure now. I think it's important for him to be told where he is batting for an entire series being new to the side. I believe he doesn't even have a net before he plays now, so mental preparation for him is extremely important.

    As for McCullum moving up the order: he probably has more talent in his little finger than most of the other batsman in the team; he's yet to show it, however. Still, we have the same problem from the Astle/McMillan era with Astle/Styris. Both aren't good starters - which could see a decent start ruined. As anzac mentioned, I think we need another batsman who can anchor the lower-order, batting between Astle and Styris. But then that would force one of them to play, mainly as a batsman, at 7 in my line-up. I think Vincent is much more circumspect at the begining of an innings than either Astle or Styris. He seems to have a good temperment as well. Oram would be another possiblity.

    I'm not convinced that having Mills or O'Brien in the team would mean we would take 20 wickets any easier. Although, dropping Styris and playing Franklin, Martin, and Bond is a definite possibility. I do think Oram is good enough to be a 3rd seamer eventually; he still needs to work on his approach to the wicket though. His stutter step nearing the crease shouldn't be there.

    So end result:

    1) Fleming
    2) ?
    3) Marshall
    4) Styris
    5) Vincent
    6) Astle
    7) Oram
    8) McCullum
    9) Vettori
    10) Franklin
    11) Bond

    or:

    1) Fleming
    2) ?
    3) Marshall
    4) Vincent
    5) Astle
    6) Oram
    7) McCullum
    8) Vettori
    9) Franklin
    10) Bond
    11) Martin



    All depending of anzac's favourtie topic: the 5-5 split or the 6-4 split. Sadly, as much as I rate Styris, he would be the logical choice to leave out - with Astle finally finding some semi-decent form and Vincent's return. I would go with the 6-4 split; I believe Astle and Styris are good enough to fill a 5th bowler's spot.

    Sinclair, as per usual, would be the unlucky batsman after the summer. He should still be taken for the next tours in my opinon. I would rather see him open the innings than Cumming.

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    Anzac I don't get what you mean about oram. Why can't he bat at 7 and still bowl lots of overs.
    I think he is a very good batsman (capable of batting as high as 5 imo) who can bowl well too but it a much better bowler when other bowlers are taking wickets because he hit very hard to hit.

    Mccullum should either open or bat at 8, while he is talented enough to bat higher he has been too insonsistant at important times.

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    I'd be happy to see this squad tour SA:

    1) Fleming
    2) How
    3) Marshall
    4) Fulton
    5) Astle
    6) Vincent
    7) Oram
    8) McCullum
    9) Vettori
    10) Franklin
    11) Bond

    12) Martin
    13) Sinclair
    14) Styris
    15) Adams


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    A much better way to go about it than seeing multiple threads regarding Indian cricket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet
    I'd be happy to see this squad tour SA:

    1) Fleming
    2) How
    3) Marshall
    4) Fulton
    5) Astle
    6) Vincent
    7) Oram
    8) McCullum
    9) Vettori
    10) Franklin
    11) Bond

    12) Martin
    13) Sinclair
    14) Styris
    15) Adams
    Overall I like your squad....but would still start Styris ahead Fulton,but like the idea of Fulton touring. I also prefer your option of trying Jamie How over Cummings who seems to have to many technical problems for mine.

    Hmmm.... a real toss up between experienced but underperformed Sinclair and new boy James Marshall. I'd probably give Marshall the nod....if nothing else having both Marshall brothers confuses the hell out of the opposition

    Your starting XI would be good if we were say 1-0 up and trying to draw a match, but to bowl the opposition out I prefer the option of Oram at 6 and having the extra bowling resourse - either Martin or Franklin - depending on the wicket

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    It's a bit harshing dropping Cumming. He deserves another go, and showed promise. Jamie How won't tour SA, it's almost confirmed, with Bracewell, CD coach and How himself even saying he isn't ready for the international stage yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12
    Your starting XI would be good if we were say 1-0 up and trying to draw a match, but to bowl the opposition out I prefer the option of Oram at 6 and having the extra bowling resourse - either Martin or Franklin - depending on the wicket
    Isn't Bond, Franklin, Oram, Vettori and Astle enough firepower?
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    Black Caps generic thread

    Its really pretty simple as i see it...there is simply no-room for styris with vincent perfoming so well, I would not drop astle. I'm also a big fan of Peter Fulton but can't see him making his way in-which is a shame. so the lineup look somethimg like this:

    fulton
    j.marshall
    h.marshall
    fleming
    astle
    vincent
    oram
    mccullum
    vettori
    bond
    martin

    In the squad is styris, franklin, and wiseman.

    I see people are still picking fleming as an opener...he is not an opener with h.marshall performing so well at 3, he comes in at 4. I believe there is enough bowling options there as astle provides good cover.

    It continues to baffle me why they are not picking fulton. they keep coming up with wierd excuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178
    Isn't Bond, Franklin, Oram, Vettori and Astle enough firepower?
    One could argue it is enough....however given Oram's good enough to bat at 6 and Mccullum and vettori to follow at 7 and 8 ....why not have the extra bowling option ...especially if Franklin plays and bats at 8 or 9 ...its still a long batting lineup

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    quick question. .. why are so many of you guys set on having peter fulton in the team before styris. i would rather have styris play the first few games and see how he goes before bringing in fulton as styris has previously been a vital cog in the black caps side, with his batting and bowling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33
    quick question. .. why are so many of you guys set on having peter fulton in the team before styris. i would rather have styris play the first few games and see how he goes before bringing in fulton as styris has previously been a vital cog in the black caps side, with his batting and bowling.
    You won't see me disagreeing with u on that ...Apart from his batting Styris's bowling is more than handy

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    my touring team for SA

    1.J Marshall
    2.C Cumming
    3.H Marshall
    4.S Fleming
    5.S Styris
    6.N Astle
    7.J Oram
    8.B McCullum
    9.D Vettori
    10.S Bond
    11.C Martin

    12. L. Vincent
    13. J. Franklin
    14. D. Tuffey
    15. P. Fulton

    Tuffey's selection is dependent on form/fitness and mental state . I'd have Mathew Sinclair on stand by in case of any damn injuries, i would also have Kyle Mills and Iain O'Brien on stand by.
    Last edited by sportychic33; 20-04-2005 at 03:04 AM.

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    If we need to play one more pace bowler, I would move Oram up to 6 and drop Styris or Astle depending on form.

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    The more I think about this the more I'm starting to like the idea of McCullum opening. I'm starting to change my mind on Cumming as well - before I thought we should definately keep him, now I'm not so sure. It seems to me as though everyone is assuming Bond is going to rip straight back in to international cricket and blast opposition batsmen out but given the length of time he's been off that's not guaranteed at all. That's why I'm starting to think we have to play both Martin and Franklin - otherwise we're too reliant on Bond and Vettori to take all the wickets, as Oram, Styris and Astle are not really wicket taking bowlers.
    That said, maybe:

    J Marshall
    McCullum
    H Marshall
    Fleming
    Astle
    Vincent
    Styris
    Vettori
    Franklin
    Bond
    Martin

    would be our best bet to win.

    There's still plenty of depth in the batting with Styris at 7, and it also gives us the extra bowling option. Otherwise it's a toss up between which of Martin and Franklin are going to have a good day.

    EDIT: Ahh I forgot Oram. Scrap that team then. That would mean Martin and Franklin gunning for the same spot.

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