Did the radio just say Broom is out for the rest of the season with concussion?
****ing hell, this game is doing us more harm than good.
anyone have any clue what condition the pitch is in?
commentators said flat earlier
yay Gillespie must be alright
is Woakes an allrounder? batting above Broad...
11th no-ball from Gillespie . And has apparently been rather erratic.
Meanwhile Wagner has another wicket but is only making the English play the new ball twice an over.
Patel not exactly impressing either.
Basically, the more these reserve bowlers bowl, the more we are reminded of their limitations and the less we want them to play for NZ. McClenaghan and Butler's reputations benefiting from not playing here
Catch for Otago & NZ under 19 bowler Michael Rae.
Update: sounds like quite a sluggish pitch so not really ideal for Gillespie or Wagner. According to Selvey Gillespie thought he had Cook caught behind with the 2nd new ball. And the Telegraph report indicates Broom is expected to be ok to bat.
Last edited by jcas0167; 27-02-2013 at 03:15 AM.
I read a piece the other day where the writer reckoned that Broad and Onions are fighting over the 3rd seamer's place in this match. I think that Onions would have to significantly out-perform Broad to take his place, but it won't do Broad any harm to have to justify his selection. Ironic given that Broad initially came into the side in NZ five years ago when the previously undroppable Hoggard and Harmison were ditched.
I don't even know why the general consensus is that Finn has got above Broad in the pecking order tbh. Fitness would be the only thing that would make me not consider Broad as the second fast bowler on the teemsheet.
Anyway on ya Belly. He must be licking his lips at the prospect of no Asia until 2015.
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