New Zealand name an unchanged XI.
England win the toss and are bowling first.
Argh no Bracewell.
Wagner has had a decent series numbers wise but he isn't a patch on Bracewell, such a disappointing selection.
Happy to be batting first.
Yes Bracewell would probably be slightly better bet than Wagner but that's the joys of incumbency (and the non-joys of injuring yourself and giving someone else a chance). I can't be too upset about it - bowling attack depends far more on Southee and Boult than it does on the third seamer.
Need a good first session here with the ball. At least 3 down by lunch is what I expect.
That's the series. Green tinge. Pace and bounce. NZ four down by lunch.
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
"Neither of them will have an international cricket career past 2016."
Blocky on Martin Guptill and Ish Sodhi. 20/11/2014.
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.
Dean Brownlie @ $9 and BJ Watling @ 10 is bloody good value.
Edit: Top run scorer this innings ftr.
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Evening lads. Nice to see Root and Bairstow playing a Test together, a glimpse of the short voweled future of the side
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Ahh lost the toss, interesting to hear Botham thinks that's the series sealed.
Haha Willis is moaning about the quality of bowling already. New record?
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