1) Ross is the Boss.
2) See point 1.
Overrated XI M Bracewell, Burns, Rahane, Don Voges, Bairstow, Alecz Day, Donovan Grobelaar, Luke Ronchi, Faulkner, Dan Christian, Permaul
Right flounce aside
Here is where each blackcap kiwi born was born.
Corey Anderson - CHCH
Astle - Palmy
Boult - Rotorua
Bracewell - Tauranga
Ellis - CHCH
Flynn - unknown
Franklin - Wellington
Fulton - CHCH
Guptil - Auckland
Hira - Auckland
Latham - CHCH
McClenaghan - Hastings
Baz - Dunedin
Marto - CHCH
Mills - Auckland
Milne - Palmy
Neesham - Auckland
Nicol - Auckland
Oram - Palmy
Jeetan - Wellington
Southee - Whangarei
Ross - Wellington
Daniel Luca - Auckland (grew up in Hamilton)
Kane - Tauranga
No Hamiltonians. Shocking. Someone made a post here that cricket was dieing out in Auckland and was only strong now in CHCH, Hamilton, and Palmy. I am surprised by the large number of Palmerston north boys in this list tbh.
Anyway there are some Aucklanders there which is a good thing - Although the strong CHCH and Palmy contingent show that cricket may indeed be stronger there than other cities.
Very unscientific I know.
Where did Ross grow up?
Andrew Alderson surely NZ's best cricket journalist at present. Obviously cares about the game and follows it closely and that comes through in his writing - contrast to Richard Boock who seems to just want attention and to feel special.
Call me crazy, but I'm still holding out some hope that sanity will prevail and Taylor will once again be offered the test captaincy and accept it. I'm aware that horse is likely bolted, but I genuinely think NZ would be better off with McCullum taking the short forms and Taylor the longer form. What about a separate short-form and long-form coach as well?
Last edited by Zinzan; 23-01-2013 at 03:50 AM.
Don't mind the split captaincy idea but I think Taylor is only thinking about getting back onto the park again, tbh.
Should be one coach for all formats.
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
I think the split captaincy could work and Taylor might accept it if Hesson wasn't the coach. Don't see any way Taylor could be captain under Hesson though.
Couldn't have accepted it with Hesson remaining as coach - would be unworkable
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