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Thread: Fleming to play for another 3-4 years

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    Fleming to play for another 3-4 years

    A big surprise as most people expected him to retire after the 2007 World Cup!

    The man who will break yet another New Zealand record when he plays his 100th test on Saturday, against South Africa at Centurion, has given himself another three to four years at the top and says he's enjoying the game as much now as he ever has.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectID=10377257

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    Was anyone expecting him to retire from Tests any time soon?
    I certainly wasn't.
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    Most Kiwi fans I would say expected him to retire from all cricket after the 2007 World Cup.

    He's got a family now, and with the building they've been doing with Vettori's captaincy over the summer, I thought they might have decided to build towards the 2011 WC after next years World Cup with Vettori as captain.

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    Sometimes players don't have a choice, look at Mark Waugh
    You know it makes sense.


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    Fleming will go out on his own terms. I would be surprised to see him still playing ODI's in 4 years, but could definetly still see him playing Tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze
    Fleming will go out on his own terms. I would be surprised to see him still playing ODI's in 4 years, but could definetly still see him playing Tests.
    Fleming could play until he was 50 with the amount of Test cricket that we play.

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    Damn I was hoping he'll retire after the WC because he shouldn't be in the team in my opinion now anyhow. Dan should be the captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sportsgirl
    Damn I was hoping he'll retire after the WC because he shouldn't be in the team in my opinion now anyhow. Dan should be the captain.
    You don't think Fleming should be in either of the Test or ODI teams?

    There is no way that Fleming will ever be dropped from the Test side. I think you could make a case for him to be dropped from the ODI side (he would still be in both my sides) BUT there is no way he should lose his Test place.

    Who would you replace him with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    Most Kiwi fans I would say expected him to retire from all cricket after the 2007 World Cup..
    Not me.

    That article featured a quote from Fleming something along the lines that he enjoys batting at 4 where he can play with more freedom than trying to wear out the new ball as an opener. He's been a free-flowing batsman at 4 lately, and I wouldn't mind seeing him transfer that into the ODI arena where he would be an asset in the middle of the innings.
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    Why would he retire. He is only just 33 and we play very little test cricket compared to some other nations, so I always expected him to hang around until his mid-late 30s.

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    may his slow scoring live on for 3-4 more years
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33/3from3.3
    may his slow scoring live on for 3-4 more years
    ?

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    I've always liked Fleming, so this is good news for NZ cricket and all cricket fans.

    Question is, will he have the captaincy the whole time?
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    With this news i'm positive Flem will overtake M Waugh's test catching record

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    Good to see fleming's idea of staying for the next 3-4 years..
    good on him..
    besides i never expected him to rertire anytime soon..

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