*** un-Official - New Zealand Black Caps Thread ***
With all the debate over team selections in the NZ in SA thread I thought a fresh thread solely for the discussion of the Black Caps might be of some use. :mellow:
The big thing first: team selections. The opening woes and our bowling stocks.
How far away is Mark Gillespie from making some sort of debut? Haven't seen him play but has a pretty good (in "NZ standards") FC record. 148 wickets at 25, and the most wickets in the State Shield this season. Bring him in to replace Martin?
Should Jeetan Patel be our first choice spinner? What about Bruce Martin?
Should Vettori play as the fifth bowling option and the all-rounder given Styris's bad form of late and Oram not looking that flash (IMO) with the ball?
Should we accept Bond breaks down more than he plays and move on?
Vincent and Sinclair - one of the big debates. Should they open? Should Sinclair be recalled?
Papps and How - give them a longer run as a combination?
Ryder and Taylor - replace Styris, Astle or Oram? What about Fulton?