Batsman I tolerate: V. Richards, S. Tendulkar, E. Morgan, N. Hussain. KEVIN O F******* BRIEN
Last edited by jcas0167; 09-01-2013 at 01:14 PM.
yeah I don't mind the Elliot selection.
Yet it's a say one thing, do another situation. Hesson is fresh off saying the main focus is the 2015 World Cup, and he's selecting a 33-year-old? No sense. Pick Colin de while he's in a bit of nick, go for Cachopa, anything. You don't even have to play them
That said, I wouldn't mind if they had gone for de Grandhomme either. In fact, I am surprised he's been overlooked since the ODI series at home last season. He got a quick 30 odd and was run out.
Last edited by jcas0167; 09-01-2013 at 01:41 PM.
My team for the final test would be..
Guptill (We know he is a good player, but has been poor against the swinging red ball)
There are talks of the pitch being dry and reverse swing around, Wagner is the only one who is known to actually reverse it. It seems like more batting depth, but the bowling is largely untested. I don't think we lose much with Martin coming in for Patel, but gain a bit of batting and something unknown to the Saffers. Plus he spins it away from the right handers, which is more of an asset than a right hand offy with no real variation.
Open the bowling with Boult and Bracewell, Wagner 1st change and Munro to give someone a breather and contain. He has a decent record in domestic cricket, I would have faith that he would do a better job than Franko.
Absolutely zero chance Elliott plays at the 2015 World Cup. He's pushing the proverbial uphill to even make Wellington's side - I bet he almost fell off whatever seating arrangement he was on when the call came through.
If Matt Henry wasn't injured over the past year I'm certain it would have been him.
De Villiers getting his orders in I see. Don't agree with his logic since Wagner would be in for Martin who swings the ball in the same direction. Also with so many left-handers in most sides' top 6 these days, it shouldn't generally be seen as an issue to play multiple left-arm fast men imo. Though South Africa are an exception with only Smith (and Elgar).Originally Posted by AB De Villiers
Also if we have two left arm bowlers that's more footmarks for Patel to bowl into. With half an eye on the England series I don't see much point in debuting B Martin now.
if conditions are swinging I would pick Martin over Wagner.
I think I would go for the same team as the last test TBH.
Same team as last time if I were coach.
Wagner did not do enough in the warm up game. He had to outbowl martin there and Martin performed in the first test.
Munro needs a few more limited overs successes to show he is ready for tests. Either that or another FC double century that isn't scored on a road.
Patel has enough credit in the bank to warrant another go before being dropped.
We know Munro isn't ready but he has to play to be able to see that because he's not going to change much about his game while scoring truckloads in crappy domestic cricket. He needs a taste of what it's like up a few notches.
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Hmmmm, Grant Elliott. I can only assume he's been lighting it up something bad in club cricket?
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