KNB's record suggests he should really be at 7 (if anywhere).
Anyway, taste it Wellington. Taste Sinclair's ton. Might even be enough to get him back in the NZ CPL team.
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Originally Posted by John Singleton
Anyway like others had posted if KNB had been 7 and young 6. I wouldn't be making this point.
Getting on a soapbox for a second - for some reason, and Kruger is not one of them, the plunket shield has a number of "mind of matter' players. Who are actually quite useless technique/skill/and aptitude wise but through sheer self belief ton up against 130km bowling on a regular basis. They seem to come in to bat in premium batting spots around 5 and 6 when the opposition is tired and the ball is old and make hay every time. I don't see how what purpose we are serving by creating an environment for these players to succeed and flourish. Gareth Hopkins leads the way in this division of player and just reckon younger guys should get his spot in the batting order for the future of cricket in general.
We've made a decision we can only afford to have 6 teams in NZ domestic cricket. To give youngsters a fair go then there has to be some selection bias in their favour.
C Chopper is certainly finding life to his liking in CD. All four tons in last seven innings and also as a married man, incidentally.
Hurricane, can't agree with you champ. KVW needs to be batting as high as he can for both the sake of CD and NZ. For CD's sake, he's in their best five batsman hands down. Should be above KNB. And certainly a U20 guy who scored no runs at the World Cup (minus a minnow). Yes he's a certain pick in the Test side but he needs to become a trusted member of it and offer bigger runs where he is.
And Astle bowling 12 overs to Johnston's 41 is a very interesting one, purely based on a scorecard. There's certainly a lot of domestic players who can't see the merit in Astle's selection
Wagner getting Stewart lbw first ball must have been a goodie.... video of it anyone?
And Johnston is new to me - what does he bowl and is he any good?
I remember Johnston bowling quite well in an OD/T20 game vs South Africa earlier this year. I think he actually got Amla out as well.
Johnston is a decent offie, bowls flattish. If you look at the scorecard, four of his five wickets were left handers and three of those four were bowled or lbw. So I'd suggest he was bowling round and darting it to a certain degree.
Oh and if nightwatchmen are a good idea, my arse is a fire engine.
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