Last edited by Quaggas; 26-01-2012 at 11:53 PM.
It's a pity the Tests are at the end of the tour. Always prefer them at the start before the pajama party.
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
New Zealand vs South Africa
Bring it on!!!Code:Player Span Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5 10 CS Martin 2000-2007 10 17 2026 1082 44 6/76 11/180 24.59 3.20 46.0 4 1 JH Kallis 1999-2007 14 22 1719 831 22 3/71 3/26 37.77 2.90 78.1 0 0
(I omitted Steyn's figures due to the small sample size )
Here is our team last time out in SA
Our likely team this time (with apologies to Ryder who will have to force his way back in)
Honestly the old team isn't that bad - I know we have better openers now - but Styris is just as good as Brownlie. Vincent wasn't a bad player and Williamson his counterpart is yet to prove himself consistently.
The bowling looks fine back then apart from gillespie - so our team now is only slightly better in my books - yet we are going into this with guarded optimism and I even made an avatar bet yikes.
Anyways go blackcaps.
That 2007 side was awful tbh. The team sheet flatters it. Papps and Cumming had no answers, Styris was dire and celebrated the series by retiring, and the gaping holes in Taylor's game were made very evident.
Iain O'Brien was a bit poo, and Gillespie actually performed quite well.
Yeah it was Taylor's debut series and at that stage I thought he was very much an ODI player only.
The major thing though was that our batsmen simply had no hope on the bouncy South Africa surfaces (to good bowling of course).
Our ODI team?
What are you predicting for this series 2-1 3-0?
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