Last edited by Zinzan; 04-12-2012 at 02:13 PM.
Shouldn't be allowed to play proper internationals if they do this. Looks like most of the NZC supporters on here will stop supporting the team if they do anyway.
#J.Hobbs; #L.Hutton; #D.Bradman; #V.Richards; #G.Sobers; #A.Border; #A.Gilchrist; #K.Miller; #I.Khan; #S.Warne; #M.Marshall;
Yup a number of sources are now saying that Taylor will likely miss the whole South African tour as an absolute minimum.
So we're now about to play the best side in the world without our two best test batsmen, Taylor and Ryder.
If this is true...I almost hope we do get smashed by SA. Because it would be the most stupid, petty, moronic, gormless, childish, gutless, short-sighted, self-destructive bit of administration in NZC history, an organisation that already has a gold medal in such events.
You can't see it coz McCullum's so talented at being a ****.
Seriously, if this is true then any remote chance of a surprise in SA is gone now. The common thread in New Zealand's 4 test match victories over the past 5 years has been Taylor making runs. Taylor averages just under 70 in matches NZ have won (not counting Bangladesh), scoring 2 centuries and 4 50's. You'd think NZC would value a player like that, but then what do I know? By comparison, in the same 4 matches, McCullum averaged under 25.
It'll be interesting to see what happens when New Zealand suffers two hefty defeats in SA. McCullum and Hesson have done themselves no favours by doing this in such an unsavoury way. The public (as recent internet polls have shown) are very much against them, and only strong performances will placate them. Wouldn't be surprised to hear McCullum get booed every time he comes out to bat this summer.
Last edited by Bahnz; 04-12-2012 at 03:45 PM.
From a purely selfish POV, I'm hoping like hell the likes of a Martin Crowe gets in Taylor's ear about not making the rash decision of not touring at all. Crowe was of course in a similar situation many years back with Rutherford and then decided to just concentrate on being the best test batsman he could be. One could hardly blame Taylor if he does spit the dummy, but I'm hoping sanity prevails and at the very least we have our best batsman playing in SA.
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Vimes tells it how it is:
"Taylor lacks support from a core of senior players who back McCullum, while Hesson and McCullum are close friends."
Umm who in our current team qualify as seniors? Guptil and Southee?
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