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    Quote Originally Posted by Mixmasterreece View Post
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    ****ing hell. Good to see we didn't bring in another batsmen after the debacle that was Rob Nicol. Bringing in two bowlers instread makes perfect sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    ****ing hell. Good to see we didn't bring in another batsmen after the debacle that was Rob Nicol. Bringing in two bowlers instread makes perfect sense
    Would still argue that Gillespie's more likely to take wickets right now than Southee, just because of form more than anything, but yeah - some odd squad changes there.
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    Didn't think they'd prick Nicol's balloon after inflating it very gently since October, also kind of expected them to hesitate digging up McCullum and replanting him again.

    Highly unlikely Flynn will suddenly petition Grant Bradburn to put a line through 2. Yovich, but you'd figure he probably should if he's truly keen to be in the 3rd Test frame.
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    Gillespie > Arnel, and Southee's current form, for mine.
    Would personally much rather he got a run than Nethula, who I feel is overhyped because he's a wrist spinner.

    Sadly, I think Arnel will get the nod and end up with a return of 1-150 off 40-50 overs for the match, if that.
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    Also think Nicol deserves a decent chance. He showed some grit in the 2nd dig in the face of some hostile bowling and was unlucky to slam a full bunger straight down mid on's throat.

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    can't be bothered to find the thread so just post it in here - Ronchi is gonna play for the Wellington Firebirds and is thinking of flying over for the rest of the season, however long that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Fourteen players and still only seven options for the top seven, one of which is Nicol, meaning he can't be dropped. Did the selectors really need to bring Gillespie and Nethula into the squad for Southee when it was already carrying bowling spare parts?
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    Southee really has had a fall from grace. I recall him over here being quite dangerous when conditions were conducive. He looked promising with the bat early doors too. Perhaps a bit of hubris and overhype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch00baka View Post
    Gillespie > Arnel, and Southee's current form, for mine.
    Would personally much rather he got a run than Nethula, who I feel is overhyped because he's a wrist spinner.

    Sadly, I think Arnel will get the nod and end up with a return of 1-150 off 40-50 overs for the match, if that.
    Yeah, exactly. I named Gillespie in my ideal eleven for the second test but I'm still a little surprised they went through with dropping Southee. Gillespie should be playing ahead of Arnel, Ellis and Nethula. He's more likely to be effective and he actully did reasonably well against South Africa a few years back.

    Little bit surprised Flynn didn't get a spot over one of Ellis, Arnel and Nethula. You'd think extra batting strength would be a good idea especially with Nicol still in the team.
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    Must say I never thought I would see Gillespie recalled halfway through this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch00baka View Post
    Also think Nicol deserves a decent chance. He showed some grit in the 2nd dig in the face of some hostile bowling and was unlucky to slam a full bunger straight down mid on's throat.
    The guy showed some major balls no doubt and it's a shame he got out the way he did after taking a beating from Morkel. It was clear he wasn't quite up to the standard required to play Philander, Steyn, Morkel etc though.

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    Martin Guptill
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    Boult to slam Philander and reduce him to a mumbling nervous wreck.
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    After watching Philander's McGrath-esque performance I am astounded that he is apparently rubbish at limited overs. Even his List A numbers are average, and for someone with such control over line and length, and enough movement to cause serious problems, this is baffling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ch00baka View Post
    Gillespie > Arnel, and Southee's current form, for mine.
    Would personally much rather he got a run than Nethula, who I feel is overhyped because he's a wrist spinner.

    Sadly, I think Arnel will get the nod and end up with a return of 1-150 off 40-50 overs for the match, if that.
    The fact that CD are willing to play him in the HRV Cup probably helps too sadly. Plenty of exposure to the media in that competition which no doubt plays a part in his selection. How else could you explain selecting him over Todd Astle?



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