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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Selecting Michael Parlane would be a backwards step now I believe. He was only mentioned before as a band-aid solution to NZ's top order for the 2 test against Sri Lanka.

    Neil Broom is a player who could well make the step up for NZ in the next 2 or 3 years as he has been very consistent for Otago in the middle order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    Neil Broom is a player who could well make the step up for NZ in the next 2 or 3 years as he has been very consistent for Otago in the middle order.
    He has been a key cog for Otago who are enjoying a fair bit of limited-overs sucess this season. Needs to build on it for next season aswell.
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    We've established that he's 23? Hopefully he can string together 2 more solid seasons and get into the side around the age 25. If all goes to plan, he could be in the team for 10 years and average 40+ in tests and 30+ in ODI's.


    Sigh. A fan can dream.

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    Has our next test series even been confirmed? According to Cricinfo the only confirmed fixtures for us in the next 2 years are the CH series and the World Cup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Has our next test series even been confirmed? According to Cricinfo the only confirmed fixtures for us in the next 2 years are the CH series and the World Cup.
    According to the Future Tours Program we are going to South Africa in November 2007 for 2 Test's and 5 ODI's, then the CH in Australia. England are coming here for 3 Test's and 5 ODI's during February and March 2008. From after the conclusion of the World Cup through to April 2008 we are scheduled to play 5 Test's and 13 ODI's, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh are both scheduled for 6 Test's while India and Pakistan have 15. We then play a return series in England in May 2008.

    Bloody ridiculous.

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    And Snedden (?) said we'd have 12 tests in the next 18 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    And Snedden (?) said we'd have 12 tests in the next 18 months.
    Snedden was all talk, and he ran off to rugby without achieving anything other than establishing the Chappel/ Hadlee trophy. The key area of concern - NZ's test status - was not even touched. He was as good a CEO as he was a ODI bowler: up until recently he had the worst bowling figures in an ODI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    And Snedden (?) said we'd have 12 tests in the next 18 months.
    And we're still waiting for India to confirm the test series they cancelled last year. If we managed to win the WC they'd be knocking down the door for a test and OD series in NZ, and I'd be happy for NZC to stuff them around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet View Post
    Snedden was all talk, and he ran off to rugby without achieving anything other than establishing the Chappel/ Hadlee trophy. The key area of concern - NZ's test status - was not even touched. He was as good a CEO as he was a ODI bowler: up until recently he had the worst bowling figures in an ODI.
    The reason he "ran off to rugby" is because he was head-hunted by the rugby union because he'd done such a good job with NZ cricket so not sure why he's getting all this criticism. So he's made OD cricket a priority around WC time. Wise I reckon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    So he's made OD cricket a priority around WC time. Wise I reckon
    Perhaps, but if you do that, then basically you're pushing test cricket onto the backburner in one in every four seasons. Not good enough I say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiery View Post
    The reason he "ran off to rugby" is because he was head-hunted by the rugby union because he'd done such a good job with NZ cricket so not sure why he's getting all this criticism. So he's made OD cricket a priority around WC time. Wise I reckon
    Snedden had been in the job for several years. During his reign we played bugger all tests, and most of which were against one nation (due to their generosity). He was one of the key figures in keeping Bracewell as coach despite JB's terrible record and people skills, and watched on as our test ranking plummeted. NZC's finances were not flash during Snedden's time so how did he even warrant head-hunting?

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    Look, say what you like about Snedden's tenure at the top of NZC, but I hardly think it's fair for him to be criticised for the lack of tests. We had a Future Tours Program that was intended to ensure a fair distribution of games around the world, but unfortunately some countries can get away with changing the schedule if it inconveniences them, or isn't the cash cow they could milk somewhere else. I wouldn't even blame those countries, as such, I'd blame the spineless ICC who control the game in theory only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Look, say what you like about Snedden's tenure at the top of NZC, but I hardly think it's fair for him to be criticised for the lack of tests. We had a Future Tours Program that was intended to ensure a fair distribution of games around the world, but unfortunately some countries can get away with changing the schedule if it inconveniences them, or isn't the cash cow they could milk somewhere else. I wouldn't even blame those countries, as such, I'd blame the spineless ICC who control the game in theory only.
    You're right about the ICC being to blame for our lack of tests but one of the roles of the NZC CEO is to prevent this happening.

    What about keeping Bracewell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Scarlet View Post
    You're right about the ICC being to blame for our lack of tests but one of the roles of the NZC CEO is to prevent this happening.

    What about keeping Bracewell?
    The way we've improved in the last two games we could all be forced to eat our words if we end up getting to the final or winning the WC. Even Richard Book who has been downright scathing in the Herald at times wrote a whole article yesterday, (which you probably read but others may not have), basically apologising to Bracewell so let's give him till after the WC. If we fail there, THEN we can give him the Mitchell treatment of course.
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    Thats a full strength lineup baby
    A pretty formidable one if you ask me. With the likes of Vincent, Taylor, and the red-hot Oram in form. And if Styis can make the same sort of entrance as Oram and Vincent...
    Vettori bowling sublimely, Mills and Bond gradually getting back to there best. Gillespie looking like hes got the goods, and a bit of extra pace to boot.


    Im picking the Black Caps to make it TWO, i repeat TWO, loses in a row for the Aussies on Sunday avo

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