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    Oram considering giving up test cricket?

    http://content-ind.cricinfo.com/newz...ry/389742.html

    That will be a sad day for NZ cricket.

    On the brighter side, they can look beyond Oram option in test matches and groom a replacement for him.

    Discuss the Oramifications of this decision.
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    I can't really say it's that tough, because he has struggled with fitness for some time. He's not got too many Test wickets in the matches he played, has he? Anyway, the Kiwis can consider playing McCullum at six and the Vettori-Mills combo at seven and eight, so balance won't be a big issue. If he can add more value than the player replacing him, he can stay on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Precambrian View Post
    Cricinfo - Jacob Oram considers giving up Test cricket

    That will be a sad day for NZ cricket.

    On the brighter side, they can look beyond Oram option in test matches and groom a replacement for him.

    Discuss the Oramifications of this decision.
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    Intentional, but found it irresistible.

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    giving up bowling all together? well he can kiss his ODI career behind unless he dramatically improves his batting..

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    Seriously Oram should be looking at ways to improve his fitness rather think on such lines, if he physically isn't in top shape, he might pull some muscle by just running around in the feild, so that's what his focus should be on.

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    this is a good call.there are some cricketers who cannot stand the rigors of test cricket and oram is a prime example.for the sake nz limited overs teams this would be a good decision.

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    Jimmeh its time to step up.

    Franklin to bat a six/seven for a bit until Anderson is 20 odd then move back down the order.

    Or conversely gun it.
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    Gotta feel sorry for the guy. But I guess one dayers and 20/20 is where the money is now. Playing a few more years of one dayers might give him a few more years in the IPL and a bit of cash before his body completely gives up.

    It might clarify the test lineup IMO. There was always the problem of whether to bat Oram at 6 or 7. At 6 you felt like you were a batsman light, but at 7 you felt, with Oram being the 4th bowler, things were a little light in the bowling department. In the one dayers he added balance but in the test matches he kinda confused things IMO.

    Maybe we can choose McCullum at 7 in the test lineup with the six best batsmen and the 4 best bowlers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pup11 View Post
    Seriously Oram should be looking at ways to improve his fitness rather think on such lines, if he physically isn't in top shape, he might pull some muscle by just running around in the feild, so that's what his focus should be on.
    Haha, honestly, you don't think Oram has attempted to "improve his fitness"? Give the guy some credit and cut him some slack - he's got a massive frame which clearly doesn't react well to the things he asks of it. The biggest problem is that he's only been bowling (at all) for the last 8-9 years.

    But I'm sure he'll take your delightfully vague suggestions on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Haha, honestly, you don't think Oram has attempted to "improve his fitness"? Give the guy some credit and cut him some slack - he's got a massive frame which clearly doesn't react well to the things he asks of it. The biggest problem is that he's only been bowling (at all) for the last 8-9 years.

    But I'm sure he'll take your delightfully vague suggestions on board.
    Yeah give Oram a break FFS its his career I'm sure he cares more about it than some fan.
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    kiwi boys need to harden up ... seriously they drop like flies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    McIntosh
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