Pretty poor return for Wagner. I only saw him bowl some of the first innings but he didn't look as accurate as he did in the ODIs and wasn't getting much swing or seam either.
Hadn't seen a huge amount of Wells before but looks like would be a handy 4th seamer at international level... but batting 6 would be too high for him right now. Being a tall left-hander with backlift in stance, looked a little Oram-like.
Send off at 0:53 so, so lame. Well done mr quickie, the most masculine and honourable fastb bowling dismissal - caught at deep mid in the final overs.
And Kip (if I may call you that) where did you get the different angle from? Swear I saw the big six over deep mid/nick out to the keeper from the other angle when I watched the first one-dayer on feed.
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Thats what happened in the NZ A game... Sounds like a heated affair.
Latham is the only keeper for Canterbury this year isnt he? I think he could be a great top order keeper. Needs another year at least playing only Domestic stuff, let him cement his spot in Canterbury, which would probably be number 4? Worker, Cachopa, Fulton, maybe 5 with Stewart there.
Second 'test' against India A has started.
N Wagner is 12th man. Replaced by Rutherford.
Looks like the following starting XI:
GH Worker, TWM Latham, HD Rutherford, NT Broom, DG Brownlie, RA Young (c) (wk), LJ Woodcock, SR Wells, TS Nethula, BJ Arnel, AJ McKay
So only 2 proper seamers, on an early-season October wicket. Seems odd to me. I know their are multiple purposes to an 'A' match ... but still weird.
Also I would have thought giving T Boult a game in one of these matches would have been a decent build up for him to the tests in a month v Sri Lanka.
2nd FC game just started
live scoring here
Rutherford playing, Wagner 12th man, so more bowling for Wells / Woodcock / Worker. Boult was in the squad shown on Cricinfo but not playing for some reason.
Important game for Tom Latham and Neil Broom, another good score and they could move ahead of Brownlie to be the 2nd reserve test batsman (behind 1st reserve Watling, and assuming Ryder not considered).
Looks like India A are rotating their squad, a couple getting their first (and only) game of the tour.
(edit - bingo !!! was typing my post at the same time as Immenso)
Last edited by vandem; 02-10-2012 at 04:57 PM.
It's a shame Adam Milne has spent a month or so in Asia, bowling 24 balls. Instead of in Lincoln on a green(ish) early season wickets bowling a red ball at quality international batsmen. We might have actually learnt something.
Last edited by Immenso; 02-10-2012 at 08:30 PM.
Arnel still doing enough to suggest he could be effective, but really we know he isn't.
Has cricket in NZ ever been so poor? I actually ff through sports news that feature the black caps. In fact I was | --- | close to writing Black Craps.
India A treating the under-powered NZ A bowling line-up with appropriate ease. This selection It’s a bit of an insult to pie-charts everywhere. Although pies may be appropriate.
Luke Woodcock bowling 8 overs on day 1. I doubt he would bowl 8 overs even for Wellington on the first day of FC match at this stage of the season.
While I'd like to see Boult playing, I can understand why he's been left out. He's a test regular for New Zealand afterall. It'd be like India A including Umesh Yadav (although iirc we have played Martin in A level First Class matches before). Still I'm gutted with the choice of seamers. I can understand including one or two journeyman in the A team, but I'd like to see a youngster in there as well. Is Bevan Small injured again? If not, it's a real pity that he wasn't included in the squad.
I think we need to implement the 'Arnel test', similar to the 'Sinclair test' from a while ago. If a domestic bowler is not able to outperform Arnel this domestic season then they shouldn't be considered for the NZ side. Occasional exceptions for promising bowlers such as Doug Bracewell.
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