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    I'm hanging out for your reaction when he opens in the tests against England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    I'm hanging out for your reaction when he opens in the tests against England.
    The worst thing is I wouldn't put it past them

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    I don't want a scrappy ODI win.

    I want to see someone score an ODI century. That glorious innings of controlled aggression, mixed in with some middle-over accumulation, and a slog at the end.

    I want to see someone actually take control of the match and set a good score or time a chase perfectly.

    Unfortunately the only people who are capable of this are on SA's side.

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    What's this? You guys send someone with a baseball bat to visit Amla'?


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    My thoughts on the NZ lineup:

    Stacking the side with allrounders like that to conceal our lack of batting is probably a strategically good move in that it gives us a better chance of setting a decent score, but it's kinda negative and counterproductive in the long run.

    I would like to see Neesham have to bowl at least 5 overs. I don't want him to have the cushion of also having Elliot and Franklin and Munro and Williamson as options.

    That strategy of "give him an over and see how he goes" is not going to set him up as a proper all rounder in the future.

    Can you imagine England in Flintoff's years saying "yeah, we'll see how his first over goes before we trust him with a proper role in the side"?

    That's the other thing. It dilutes responsibility.

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    So SA win the toss and bowl. Did McCullum indicate what he would have done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    So SA win the toss and bowl. Did McCullum indicate what he would have done?
    Usually better not to bat under lights.

    With Amla injured in the warm-ups this is one of the weakest SA ODI line-ups for some time. Kiwis should be favourites here with a more settled team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Usually better not to bat under lights.

    With Amla injured in the warm-ups this is one of the weakest SA ODI line-ups for some time. Kiwis should be favourites here with a more settled team.
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    Why the hell they didnt do 'this' in test matches?

    they = kiwis
    this = leave everything outside off stump
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    Oh Guptill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briony View Post
    Kiwis should be favourites here with a more settled team.
    Agree, not sure why SA even turned up.

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    3 maidens to start an ODI. Oh boy.

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    Well bowled, but extremely poorly played for a top order batsman. Not sure what was worse, the shot selection or the technique of Guptill's there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    3 maidens to start an ODI. Oh boy.
    And within seconds we're suddenly racing along at 6/1 .....

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    Two reasons to bat second. Due factor at night makes it more difficult for bowlers and fielders and it is easier to bat second if you look at past games.

    McCullem would have bowled first too.
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