I'm sure there's others like me who find Vettori's decision to play tests at the expense of ODI's & T20's both ironic & frustrating considering he's a genuinely world-class performer in the shorter-forms, yet appears more & more unsuited to Test cricket at as time goes on.
Whilst he's arguably been the best no. 8 test batsman in history, I don't believe his technique is good enough to play at no.6. I know he's averaged 40 or so in the last few years, but for me there's a big difference in terms of expectation & approach when you bat at 7 or 8 as opposed to 6 where you're genuinely expected to score runs, and I think we saw signs of that in this latest series against SA.
The problem is then exacerbated since his bowling has declined to the degree to which he doesn't look like doing anything more than restricting the scoring & hence can't really be relied on as part of a 4 pronged attack.
Therefore.....Should Vettori do a 180 degree turn and pull out of Tests to play the shorter forms that actually brings his key strength of bowling economically into play ?