Something has to be done about the NZ top order problem. The selection of the world cup squad makes it difficult. Any suggestions?
Last night the top order was:
then McCullum, Mills, Adams, Tuffey, Bond.
Fleming, and Sinclair are both no.3s. Harris is ideally a no 7 or 8. Cairns should be at 5 or 6. Styris could possibly be a 4. and Vincent IMO could bat higher, hasnt really established himself in a certain role yet.
Normally Astle is opening, he desperately needs a partner, and I dont think Fleming is the man. And Sinclairs poor technique counts him out against the new ball too. There are a few possiblities in there, none great but maybe wortha go. Maybe Vincent, since he has opened in test matches, he could probably get the strike rotating while Astle has a go. Maybe McCullum in a few years, at provincial level he opens to good effect.
I don't think Sinclair and Fleming can be in the team together, they are both no 3s.
Possible batting order:
And I think guys like Adams (and Bond of course) could come in as pinch hitters if we were going well pressing for high totals.