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    Press release from SteveNZ Auckland Cricket:

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    Suburbs New Lynn opener Michael Barry could be the latest player to make the step up to Aces level with his naming in the squad to play the Firebirds in the next round of the Plunket Shield.

    The other changes to the Aces squad for the game in Wellington are the return of Blackcap Kyle Mills from international duty and batsman Anaru Kitchen from injury. Tim McIntosh and Reece Young are the players to miss out on selection from last week’s game against the Stags.

    Barry has earnt his spot in the Aces line-up after putting together solid performances at the Provincial A tournament in Lincoln and has already posted over 500 runs in club cricket this season.

    The Aces face a team that lies one place below them in sixth and need to get maximum points from the game to keep alive their slim hopes of a Plunket Shield crown. The game also marks the start of almost a full month’s worth of games on the road for the Aces.

    Coach Paul Strang is hoping that the Aces can make this game the start of a journey up the points table as well.
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    What about an out of there suggestion for the black caps. Select players solely for a maximum of 2 forms of cricket, that way you dont get 20/20 skills interferring with tests (still allow players focussing on tests/1 dayers to play domestic 20/20 and IPL for financial reasons).

    So a test team of something like

    Guptill
    Rutherford/Flynn
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum
    Brownlie
    Watling
    Vettori/Martin
    Bracewell
    Southee
    Boult

    A one day team of

    Guptill
    Ryder/Watling
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum
    Franklin
    Neesham/Anderson
    McCullum
    Mills
    Southee
    McClenaghan

    A 20/20 team of

    Ryder/Devcich
    Ronchi
    Franklin
    de Grandhomme
    Munro
    Anderson
    Noema-Barnett/Devcich
    Neesham
    McCullum
    Kuggeleign
    McClenaghan

    the 20/20 side would focus around big hitters with high strike rates, kuggs would be my 2nd strike bowler due to his ability to bowl slower balls

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    Because 3 seamers + Vettori works so well?

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    Well, with Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, and Brownlie your middle order, it limites you to 4 bowlers....with Williamson the part timer, so there isnt really room to bring in another bowling option....unless you play someone like Wheeler or Henry instead of Vettori/Martin and give Williamson the spin bowling role


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    You'd be mad to drop Guptill from 2020. He's actually sort of good at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otagoman View Post
    A 20/20 team of

    Ryder/Devcich
    Ronchi
    Franklin
    de Grandhomme
    Munro
    Anderson
    Noema-Barnett/Devcich
    Neesham
    McCullum
    Kuggeleign
    McClenaghan
    Agree we do have to be mindful of how T20/ODIs affect our test players - especially the fast bowlers and a few batsmen like Williamson imo.

    But my gosh that is a horrible T20 team!

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    It is for a first class team, but for a 20/20 team its a solid team

    strike rates
    Ryder 145
    Ronchi 138
    Franklin 123
    de Grandhomme 164
    Munro 128
    Anderson 126
    Noema-Barnett 138
    Neesham 156
    McCullum 131
    Kuggs 126
    McClenaghan 80
    Devcich 126

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    You'd be mad to drop Guptill from 2020. He's actually sort of good at it.
    The only reason I would drop Guptill (and McCullum, Taylor) from the T20s is because I want them to improve on their test play

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    I don't think it would make any difference. Taylor isn't very good at them anyway so I'd leave him out.

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    You lost me at Devcich. Even his most ardent fan who recently posted here said he was a work in progress.
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    to be fair on Devcich, he is the only guy with decent power and can bowl offspin (who isnt named Nicol) that I wouldnt want focusing on tests

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    If Devcich gets selected in the next 12 months for any form of the game for NZ I will make a placard, and hire a loud speaker and make a spectacle of myself outside of parliament asking for the government to intervene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otagoman View Post
    to be fair on Devcich, he is the only guy with decent power and can bowl offspin (who isnt named Nicol) that I wouldnt want focusing on tests
    Unlike England, South Africa or other top nations we simply do not have the talent pool to specialize everyone.
    Like it or not T20 is here to stay, brings in the most revenue and gathers the most interest. For the long term stability of the game in this country, more people need to become interested in the sport, and the best way to do that is to win, especially in the T20 format.
    If we allow most of our best talent to specialize in Tests, our T20 team will suffer as a result, and interest in the sport will dwindle. Sure our Test team might win a few games, but not enough to offset the fanbase lost by the detriment of our T20 side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otagoman View Post
    to be fair on Devcich, he is the only guy with decent power and can bowl offspin (who isnt named Nicol) that I wouldnt want focusing on tests
    I'd rather just play Nathan McCullum.

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    Good on Michael Barry for his call up to the Aces side. I used play 1st XI cricket with him at school. Good player and a good guy too.



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