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    I would stick with McCullum and Guptill. Guptill should read David Trist's comments about standing too upright and going hard at the ball.
    Trist may sound a bit goofy at times but is generally on the money when it comes to technique.

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    Lol @ everyone reactions to Scaly comments about Ronchi being in the Test side. Clearly it's just his latest hobby-horse to insinuate that just because an Australian FC player has moved to NZ, he must be an automatic selection, in spite of the fact he wouldn't have seen him play here. The reality is there is no place in the test side for Ronchi atm, even if our batting depth is paper-thin ( and nobody is disputing that). Unless people are suggesting he's a better option than Watling, I can't see where he would fit in.

    Anyways, I've thought about it and while the following might appear a bit radical, this is the side I think would give us the best chance to compete against England.

    1)Rutherford (we need a left hander and Guptill & Flynn need a rest)
    2) McCullum ( yes opening, we have enough strength in the middle & its about the team)
    7) Vettori
    8) Southee
    9) Gillespie
    10) Boult
    11) McClenaghan

    12th man Bracewell/Milne

    I know it's a big call to leave Bracewell out, but he really hasn't produced much since Hobart and Gillespie if fit is a genuine wicket-taker. It does lengthen our tail somewhat, but then again when was the last time Bracewell scored test runs?

    McClenaghan has shown enough in the short-form to suggest he's worth trying. A solid lad who hits the wicket hard and gets swing and seam.

    I genuinely believe that bowling attack is our best chance of taking 20 wickets. Vettori to restrict at one end and all out attack from attacking seamers at the other.

    Milne is the other consideration, but happy to settle for the above for now.
    Because there aren't videos on YouTube or anything, such as his two centuries in dire situations against the strongest attack in the NZ domestic circuit which if it had been a Kiwi would have been foamed over for 100 pages of CW.

    Agree with Bracewell being a bit rubbish lately. Also averages about 10 with the bat from memory - which is worse than a lot of no. 11s. Don't think it merits being dropped yet though, unless someone is smashing the door down.
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    Lol, did you only just edit that to make that point?

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    Cricket: Taylor named to face England

    Former Black Caps skipper Ross Taylor has been named in the New Zealand XI squad to face England in two Twenty20 warmup games in Whangarei next month.

    The two teams will meet in two matches on February 4 and February 6 at Cobham Oval ahead of the three match ANZ Twenty20 series between England and the Black Caps.

    Taylor hasn't played any cricket since leading the Black Caps to a test victory against Sri Lanka in November. He decided to take a break from the game when Brendon McCullum was named as his replacement as captain across all forms for New Zealand.

    He returns to action for Central Districts in the Plunket Shield against Canterbury at Napier's McLean Park starting tomorrow.

    Former Australian wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has also been named in the side. Ronchi, who played four ODIs and three T20s for Australia, became eligible to play for the country of his birth earlier this month.

    "Obviously it's great to have Ross back in the mix and really we're excited about seeing him play again. He's a proven world-class batsman and this will provide him with a great chance to get some cricket under his belt following his break," National Selection Manager Kim Littlejohn said.

    "It's a very strong New Zealand XI and we expect them to be competitive opponents. Nearly all of the team have previous experience on the international stage, while the likes of Nick Beard, Matt Henry, Anton Devcich and Hamish Rutherford get their first chance after showing considerable promise on the domestic scene.

    "We're pleased to have Luke Ronchi available as well and after a great HRV Cup we look forward to watching him continue to make an impact."

    "We're confident all of the players in the squad will relish the chance to play against England, with the matches a great opportunity for them to push for higher honours."

    NZ XI squad:
    Andrew Ellis (C): Canterbury Wizards
    Anton Devcich: Northern Knights
    Colin Munro: Auckland Aces
    Hamish Rutherford: Otago Volts
    Ian Butler: Otago Volts
    Jimmy Neesham: Otago Volts
    Luke Ronchi: Wellington Firebirds
    Matthew Henry: Canterbury Wizards
    Michael Bates: Auckland Aces
    Neil Broom: Otago Volts
    Neil Wagner: Otago Volts
    Nick Beard: Otago Volts
    Ross Taylor: Central Stags
    Tom Latham: Canterbury Wizards
    Cricket: Taylor named to face England - Sport - NZ Herald News

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    Not too bad, seem bowling is a bit weak. Henry is bairly back for Canterbury yet, shows they like his talent which is good. But shouldnt play really. No Woodcock... Yusss

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    What's wrong with Devcich?

    I know nothing about him and have never seen him play, but if you lot don't rate him then I have a soft spot for him already.

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    What's wrong with Devcich?

    I know nothing about him and have never seen him play, but if you lot don't rate him then I have a soft spot for him already.
    It's pretty rare for us three to all hate the same cricketer. It should tell you something.

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