Who is the better test match batsman? (Batting only, no fielding, captaincy or bowling).
They are undeniably the flagship batsmen in the test side (Ryder hasn't played enough and McCullum is a level below) and both endlessly drag NZ's total to respectability. On one hand, Taylor is almost an opener some days, and practically a number three. But then Vettori generally joins him five minutes later, and we're about five down. Vettori also has to bat with the tail.
EDIT: Crap, can the mods add a poll please? James Franklin as irrelevant third option cheers.