Anyway, NZ to sneak a test Hobart style. South Africa will get a seam bowling surprise.
/tin foil hat
The guy seems to be widely recognised as class. Nice endorsement here from JimmyGS:
In terms of pure see ball-hit ball ability? Corey Anderson by so far it's not even funny. Next best is tamati Clarke but few of you wouldve heard of him. Bowling, doug bracewell for sure.
He got the Doug Bracewell call in when not many would have backed him.
Because what he really needs right now is attention drawn to his anonymous online opinions, half of which were probably posted when he was 16.
Only just realised Mark Gillespie missed out on the test squad to Martin and Wagner. Just a touch surprised. I wonder if Chris Martin is considered a positive influence on the young fast bowlers or something like that - it's the only reason I can think of that we continue to fly a 38 year old (happy bday Chris) who can't bat all around the world as second reserve fast bowler.
Chris Martin owns South Africa. Probs why he's going to make one last tour there.
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I'd definitely pick Martin ahead of Wagner in the hypothetical event that we play 4 seamers. Would do a good job of keeping it tight while Boult/Southee caused havoc at the other end.
Anderson's selection reminds me a bit of Ryder's. Back in 2008, BFJ had done sfa in the previous couple of seasons, and there was absolutely no basis to pick him for the ODI squad (he averaged about 24 in list A cricket at the time). But the selectors, having seen him bat, just decided that there was no point in leaving him outside of the team any longer. It feels kinda the same for Anderson. Even though he's had only moderate success this season, the selectors have decided that his introduction to intl cricket has been delayed for long enough. I'm hoping he does OK. T20i's should be an easy environment for him to come in and just have fun anyway. Hope he doesn't bowl too much though. From what I saw of him in that t20 for ND the other week, he couldn't land the ball on a picnic blanket.
Kiwi bowlers probably will like SA conditions but if the pitch is lively doesn't that mean it will suit Steyn, Morkel and Philander as well? It may get down then to which batting lineup is stronger.
Seems a bit harsh, especially given he was the best bowler against SA earlier in the year. Also highlights how much Southee and Boult have improved since then.straw man wrote
Only just realised Mark Gillespie missed out on the test squad to Martin and Wagner.
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