1) Ross is the Boss.
2) See point 1.
Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul
I must have missed those discussions. he got one to cut towards slips to Gambhir and then followed it up with one that cut in and trapped him in front. It was quality bowling but he never did anything else I can recall in the series. He just tried to bowl miracle balls after that instead of mounting consistent pressure. It was like he had no moxy.I remember later that summer he bowled a couple of really good spells against India at the Basin, and we all got very excited that old Jimmy was back.
But going into that Windies series he was regarded as good. Hence my point that we shouldn't rate our current bowling attack as being a cut above.
As an aside - I think that if Hadlee can come of 9 steps then Franklin needs to as well. Just accept you are a 120kms bowler - and get a run up to match your speed. It would help considerably with over rates.
Last edited by Hurricane; 01-04-2012 at 04:50 AM.
WI seem favorites.......
And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW
Yeah we don't crap in the first world; most of us would actually have no idea what that was emanating from Ajmal's backside. Why isn't it roses and rainbows like what happens here? PEWS's retort to Ganeshran on Daemon's picture depicting Ajmal's excreta
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/cricket/ne...ectid=10796494The naming of the New Zealand squad to tour the West Indies from late June has been delayed until the middle of April. The itinerary is due around the end of this week.
Oh **** me. India's now lured us into setting a two-test precedent, "in a nod to the upcoming world T20".
If you ever see 'third Test of New Zealand's tour' written again, it could well be Bangladesh. Two tests are slated for England next May "as an Ashes warm-up", so that'll be all of the major nations who've succeeded in that little de-friending coup of precedence.
Although we reap what we sow, Bracewell as coach, Turner as chief selector. These are guys who valued limited overs above test cricket. (in their own post-playing days). Let alone our own scheduling & CEOs.
Only way to fix it;
a) value test cricket ourselves
b) be less **** at it
c) then hope people are kind to us ....
Last edited by Immenso; 03-04-2012 at 03:39 PM.
That's painful. Though tbf isn't this India tour over and above FTP requirements anyway? we only toured them not long ago.
What is vastly more crap is the prospect of two tests v the Windies (tbc). The two bottom test teams (ish) who are both supposed to be moving up in the world. Evenly matched and separated by 2 measly points on the ladder. And we get TWO tests! Why even bother? If we are lucky it might even be rain affected and end 0-0 like the last waste of time WI tour of NZ.
T20 WC is going to be a total turd btw. Doubt I will even summon the energy to watch.
The West Indies tour should have 3 tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is. The Indian tour should have 3 tests. This FTP has only been out for like nine months and we've already lost test matches in separate tours.
You'd like to think that the three test matches New Zealand are suppose to play in the Windies stay as it is, could be a bloody good one.
Apparently Neil Wagner was suppose to find out today when he's eligible to play for New Zealand. Guessing that's why the squad delay has occurred.
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Yeah still have fingers crossed that it's a proper 3 test series v West Indies.
Still a bit confused as to whether our tour of India is part of the regular FTP or not - I have a feeling I read something a while ago that India had agreed to something along those lines. We must have kissed some ass to get that if so!
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