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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Todd Astle looks like TH.

    The Vettori hate is finally explained.
    GTFO ****. I can't see it.

    (btw I think every man and his dog at least gets where I'm coming from re: Vettori these days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    GTFO ****. I can't see it.

    (btw I think every man and his dog at least gets where I'm coming from re: Vettori these days)
    To be fair to every man and his dog, Vettori has been abnormally **** this year.
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    I think Kruger needs a big ton in the next innings, and if he needs to pester Taylor to elevate him up the order to get a chance at it then he should try his luck. Hell, volunteer to open the batting if need be. BJ Watling is having a golden summer, Luke Ronchi (as much as I don't want him to play for NZ) has shown to be at least competent for Australia and belted a ton today for Wellington, and I'll have faith Steve's man crush on de Boorder is well placed. Those three are hammering on the door.

    Likewise, Flynn will want runs with Ryder, Brownlie and maybe Cachopa (through sheer weight of runs) lining up for a go. Personally I'd play Flynn and Ryder both but Vettori's role in the side, if any, isn't defined so we don' know whether we'll have five or six batsmen in our next test. Likewise Watling might be in the frame as a middle order batsman since he's in the frame for everything else under the sun.

    I also feel Astle and Jeets are squaring off right now, so that will be interesting to watch.
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    Jeets doesn't really deserve to be bowling.
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    Well yeah Tendy is probably better than Bradman, but Bradman was 70 years ago, if he grew up in the modern era he'd still easily be the best. Though he wasn't, can understand the argument for Tendy even though I don't agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    We'll get over 350 fairly easily.
    Not so sure about this.

    Our problem at the moment is that these players have never been in positions of relative dominance where it's the bowlers who have to work quite hard for the wickets. They're not quite sure how to play. The van Wyk dismissal was a good example of this (although he shouldn't be coming in at 6 anyway).

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    srsly we cant let SL bat on this today. this is a road.
    Yup pretty crucial.


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    I didnt think KVW was up to it before today, but man that was average. He is not a test No 6, is an 8 at best. Flynn needs to bat to the end of the innings for us to get 400+.

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    I was hoping KVW would be attacking - but surely you should get off the mark first before you get creative.
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    Astle used his feet well there. Really looks pretty smart.

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    So guys I was writing a nice post about Astle's defense and that happened.

    Sorry.

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    First real look at Astle - looks ok with the bat. I see what pews means about technically correct - contrasts with the highlights I saw of his recent 95 though I guess he was throwing the bat.

    Anyway, very disappointing both Taylor and Williamson out to the sweep after playing such good, low-risk cricket for so long. Haven't seen the KVW dismisal but sounds bad.

    And as I write, Astle out. This will end quickly.

    Edit: Glad to see I wasn't the only one to jinx him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    We'll get over 350 fairly easily. 400 though? Not so sure.

    Wish Ryder was in the team.
    hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    He's just a pure technician. Will score 10 (25) looking completely untroubled and then somehow conspire to get out. Derek de Boorder will love it though.
    Not too far off
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    Well he did no worse than Franklin I guess....
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    Urgh. Really hope Taylor remembers what's happened here until his dying day. Makes me think of what Geoff Boycott always says about looking at the score and adding to wickets onto it before deciding how to play. Only with NZ, you add 4 wickets.

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    Flynn to play his shots now. I have no faith in Doug against spin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howsie View Post
    Well he did no worse than Franklin I guess....
    Will do considerably worse with the ball though.



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