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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Perhaps unfairly, this is my enduring memory of Papps at international level:
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    He'd need to have improved against the short ball.
    Yeah, I remember watching at the time Michael Slater had just been saying he liked the look of Papps, then bang! A shame as he had been quite promising.

    There is a 4 day warm up game before the test series between a NZ XI and England. Could have a head to head with Guptill & Redmond opening with Papps at 3. Also a good chance to try Neesham, Munro & Anderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    Ah that's right. Who knows, that combo may work

    These are all the partnership combos since the start of 2000 by players who are still playing:
    MJ Guptill, BB McCullum 605 @ 28.80 2 century stands
    JM How, AJ Redmond 373 @ 26.64 2 fifty stands
    TG McIntosh, BJ Watling 286 @ 40.85 3 fifty stands
    DR Flynn, MJ Guptill 232 @ 46.40 2 fifty stands
    BB McCullum, TG McIntosh 204 @ 29.14 1 century stand
    MJ Guptill, TG McIntosh 200 @ 15.38 45 highest stand
    PG Fulton, MHW Papps 84 @ 42.00 1 fifty stand
    JM How, TG McIntosh 70 @ 17.50 33 highest stand
    MJ Guptill, BJ Watling 65 @ 32.50 1 fifty stand
    JAH Marshall, L Vincent 55 @ 27.50 34 highest stand
    MJ Guptill, RJ Nicol 35 @ 8.75 16 highest stand
    BB McCullum, MHW Papps 34 @ 34.00 34 highest stand
    JM How, MHW Papps 9 @ 4.50 9 highest stand
    MHW Papps, L Vincent 4 @ 4.00 4 highest score
    Flynn & Guptill it is! Actually I remember thinking in that 3rd test against SA last season they would be the openers for a while but Flynn ended up back at no5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgieb View Post
    He's more of a New Zealander anyway than guys like Elliott, Wagner, van Wyk and Brownlie IMO.
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    Also, I know it's unusual for NZ fans to seemingly have an entire competent seam attack but you're getting a bit ahead of yourselves to say you've got the edge over England. I mean, c'mon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Also, I know it's unusual for NZ fans to seemingly have an entire competent seam attack but you're getting a bit ahead of yourselves to say you've got the edge over England. I mean, c'mon.
    Yep.

    Whilst NZ's strength is overwhelmingly their seam bowling, they've got no depth at all and their best bowlers are a lot less consistent than Broad, Finn or whoever. Whilst Anderson is clearly a class above anything NZ have.

    If they were fully fit England would have options such as Bresnan, Broad, Finn, Tremlett, Onions. They would all be first XI players in NZ's lineup, if not the best bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Bring back McIntosh
    Should never have been dropped, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcas0167 View Post
    Redmond got 83 at Adelaide then was replaced by McIntosh. I wouldn't mind seeing him get another go, or Papps.
    Should never have been dropped, imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    Yep.

    Whilst NZ's strength is overwhelmingly their seam bowling, they've got no depth at all and their best bowlers are a lot less consistent than Broad, Finn or whoever. Whilst Anderson is clearly a class above anything NZ have.

    If they were fully fit England would have options such as Bresnan, Broad, Finn, Tremlett, Onions. They would all be first XI players in NZ's lineup, if not the best bowler.
    Yep, no doubt some people will just rubbish Broad and Bresnan now though. I'll concede Bresnan as he's been absolutely nothing like he once was since his elbow troubles but Broad is still quality and was playing with big injury niggles in India.

    Let's not forget that this is just comparing the seamers though and the difference between Swann and whatever nuffie NZ pick to throw down some spin is tremendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Also, I know it's unusual for NZ fans to seemingly have an entire competent seam attack but you're getting a bit ahead of yourselves to say you've got the edge over England. I mean, c'mon.
    Ha Ha, who said that?

    England are a better team than NZ in every respect. By a wide margin.

    But this tour thread is going to be boring without some bombastic, jingoistic hyperbole. So...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    Ha Ha, who said that?
    Vaughan said the "English seamers have superior skill levels to NZ"
    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Yeah, I remember seeing that at the time. But while Anderson is obviously a class above, I'm not sure I agree with his assessment of the seamers' skill levels.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcas0167 View Post
    I think with Southee back our seamers are actually on a par. The difference is their batting - particularly top order which features Cook who is an all time great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Vaughan said the "English seamers have superior skill levels to NZ"
    To be fair, neither of them said NZ had the edge.

    If I was picking a combined NZ/Eng team for NZ conditions it would look like this:

    AN Cook*
    NRD Compton
    IJL Trott
    KP Pietersen
    LRPL Taylor
    IR Bell
    MJ Prior†
    GP Swann
    SCJ Broad
    JM Anderson
    ST Finn

    So only the one Kiwi in Taylor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    To be fair, neither of them said NZ had the edge.

    If I was picking a combined NZ/Eng team for NZ conditions it would look like this:

    AN Cook*
    NRD Compton
    IJL Trott
    KP Pietersen
    LRPL Taylor
    IR Bell
    MJ Prior†
    GP Swann
    SCJ Broad
    JM Anderson
    ST Finn

    So only the one Kiwi in Taylor.
    Haha yeah indeed. The second opening spot and the two non-Anderson seamers the only real debatable picks I guess. The latter probably depends on whether you think Broad has declined or was just struggling with injury/poor form in India. I do think Southee is better than Finn but with him being so similar to Anderson and Broad, picking Finn as the third seamer makes sense. I'm a Compton fan so I'd pick him ahead of Root and McCullum but I'm sure you'll get some opposition to that as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Haha yeah indeed. The second opening spot and the two non-Anderson seamers the only real debatable picks I guess. The latter probably depends on whether you think Broad has declined or was just struggling with injury/poor form in India. I do think Southee is better than Finn but with him being so similar to Anderson and Broad, picking Finn as the third seamer makes sense. I'm a Compton fan so I'd pick him ahead of Root and McCullum but I'm sure you'll get some opposition to that as well.
    Yeah, the Finn selection is the really debatable one since there are so many options... Southee, Onions, Tremlett. I'm sticking with Finn.

    The problem I have with picking Southee in that team is that he was so bad for so long that I'm not convinced his recent good form is a complete turn around. This is going to be a big series for him to prove that recent form isn't just an aberration.
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