McCullum 30.82 (35.33)
Guptill 24.72 (30.29)
Williamson 29.03 (30.82)
Brownlie 32.46 (32.93)
Flynn 22.8 (26.61)
Watling 19.92 (29.78)
Also, unavailable for this test series:
Taylor 40.32 (42.57)
Ryder 37.93 (40.93)
Vettori 24.53 (30.10)
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So what are people's thoughts re Doull's pre-match comments that Patel shouldn't ever play for the Blackcaps again after his running away from the bowling in the first test? Fair or over the top?
Now you kiwis know how we felt after the tri nations last year lol....
And tbf, the way steyn bowled yesterday he would have made most teams look ordinary, I rate if he starts today with the same rhythm the game won't see a fourth day.
I've been thinking about Jeets' bowling. He did not use his arm ball enough.
I thought there was enough turn on offer yesterday for him to be very effective if he used the arm ball more.
They were letting balls go that would have crashed into off stump if they had've been arm balls. Instead they gripped and turned (a wee bit but enough) and missed off stump to the left hander.
He needed to plant a seed of doubt in their minds as to whether it was going to spin or not.
To your question. I would like to see us win all our home tests. We need to perform more consistently at home. With Pakistan the strongest opp this year if we beat them 3-0. The last time we white-washed a test team at home was in 2008 against Bangladesh (2-0). We have never won all test at home against a top6 cricket nation at home in the last 20 years.
Pretty direct talk from Pollock on the batsman's shortcomings.
Beautiful placement by Watling, then a giant agricultural waft...
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Exit pursuing a beer
It's the kind of MO that needs a great eye to pull off at the highest level.
Ha, Polly talking up Watling as a potential opener as I type.
Looks a well organised player, to be fair. More than capable of playing as a specialist in the current NZ line up, IMHO. & showing a calm head &, more crucially perhaps, some old fashioned gumption here.
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Ah, Jeezarse Douglas. Bat on a ****ing curtain rail.
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