I got great enjoyment shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowdOverrated XI Warner, Burns, Steve Smith, Rahane, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaulone day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
And as for Deano...hits a length harder than most bowlers on the circuit and nibbles it around a bit. Will develop into a very good domestic bowler
Woah, Fulton joins the Twin-hundred's Club. From the scoring rate, it sounds like a real battle of attrition.
It's proving to be quite an all-or-nothing season for batsmen. Lots of innings where only one or two guys make runs, lots of players scoring a big knock amongst numerous low scores. Cachopa and Rutherford stand out in that they seem to make a significant contribution in at least one innings per game.
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A return to form for 2 meter Peter after years without a FC ton.
Fulton's career is really heavily weighted in favour of the first half runs wise. After 2007 his conversion rate falls away drastically.
Will be keen to watch him bat when the clips get uploaded. Didn't have many NZ equals in his pomp.
Apart from those who've already played from NZ (esp. not thinking about what a bowling-fit Ryder would do for our side), looks like there is Boam, Neesham & Anderson as mentioned above, plus potentially Wells and Munro.
Big disclaimer - this is all just based on what I've seen on the blackcaps website highlights and live streaming when available.
I'd say Wells is the only one of those who has the potential make it as a bowler (who can bat a bit). Height, reasonable action and swing. But he has a long way to go to turn that potential into wickets even at domestic level, plus is already 28. I don't think his batting is particularly good though this may be because it reminds me a bit of Oram and his good days have receded a long way back into my memory.
The other four all would need to make it as batsmen (who can bowl a bit). Guess Munro has the best batting numbers so far but is the worst bowler (or at least the one with the least potential) - bowling probably wouldn't be much better than Franklin's at international level. Neesham does really look like he could be a good batsman, plus a containing bowler who can surprise batsman with bounce. Anderson perhaps slightly less batting potential than Neesham but there's a little more potential in his bowling (I like his bowling action anyway). Haven't seen enough of Boam's batting in recent times, while his bowling is pretty uncomplicated but not likely to take many wickets.
So I guess Neesham and Anderson the ones to watch, with the idea that after a good season they'd bat at 6 or 7 for NZ with the other two of 6-8 taken by Vettori and keeper.
**** Canterbury are going slow. Hope that pitch is crap, because if not scoring 250 runs in just under 4 sessions really average stuff. Otago might have a good crack if they can get in before lunch.
Heh, just saw this:
WSA Williams handled ball 1 7 13 0 0
Flem! Welcome back. From the dead, unlike Taranaki's Hawke Cup campaign.
A little bantamweight war of attrition this match, on a slow and low pitch with underpowered sides. Saw New Jimmeh utilised the low bounce to get some of those nice slap pulls wide of mid-on going, proving a chronic LBW risk this guy though. Every couple of overs he'll play across the line and there'll be a shout.
Really hope LO national duty extracts Neesham from Dunedin soon tbf. As long as he's with Wells and Butts and co. he'll keep enjoying the permanent piss-take student life too much to actually want fame all that much.
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