Kippax just figured that since Harry Boam is English, it might follow into the tests...
Tim Southee vs. Brodie / Pollard / Boam - YouTube
here, but numbers dwindled over time so it sort of faded out. If someone wants to revive it, I probably still have my spreadsheets I could pass on.
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Beware the evils of Kit-Kats - they're immoral apparently.
Number of times New Zealand will be 123 for 5?
Number of catches New Zealand will drop in the slips?
Number of times DoG will be rendered suicidal?
Greatest Ever Test XI: JB Hobbs, L Hutton, DG Bradman (c), IVA Richards, BC Lara, GS Sobers, AC Gilchrist (wk), Imran Khan, RJ Hadlee, MD Marshall, SK Warne 12th man: M Muralitharan
Favorite XI: WG Grace, VT Trumper, IVA Richards, DCS Compton, FMM Worrell (c), AC Gilchrist (wk), CL Cairns, SK Warne, FS Trueman, SE Bond, T Richardson 12th man: H Larwood
NUmber of times someone on talkback will suggest McCullum should go back to keeping?
Howe's bets for the 1st test
England to have the highest opening partnership @1.55
Really, 1.55 feels like value here
Taylor to outscore KP @2.15
Pretty much just on form
Over 92.5 on Matt Prior (Player Performance, 1 point for a run, 10 for a catch, 25 for a stumping)
Prior's form suggests he could well be the top scoring bat for England in this Test from #7, especially given that NZ have no proper spinner and batting will likely get easier throughout the day.
Over 70.5 on Trent Boult (Player Performance, 1 point for a run, 10 of a catch, 20 for a wicket)
Has impressed me, and 4 wickets and a catch just doesn't seem like much to ask given he and Southee will probably have to take most of the wickets.
I'm always suspicious of shops that sell bait.
Only danger with Boult one would be an England innings win and I doubt that will happen. The rest look decent to me.
Ridiculous. Just when you thought New Zealand cricket couldn't get any stupider.
Cricket: Bracewell in doubt with cut foot - Sport - NZ Herald News
So an attack of Southee, Boult, Wagner, B. Martin looking likely
Edit: Beaten by Blakey
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From everything you hear round the traps, this guy sounds like he's barely a shade or two under Ryder in the dickhead stakes. In the same ball park as a young Chris Cairns in his partying prime.
For whatever reason, a vast number of kiwi cricketers never break out of that club cricket culture.
At least it's Bracewell, and not Southee/Boult. I'm not sure we lose a hell of a lot from that tbh.
As bad as he's been, I'd back Wagner to come close to Bracewell's level of performance from the last twelve months. Think DG is pushing 50 average-wise in that time period.
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