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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    No, before each match Hesson gets out a blank piece of paper with numbers one to eleven and asks McCullum what he'd like to do this week. And if McCullum says "oh this week I think I'll field right next to the umpire, bowl first change and bat left-handed at 8" then Hesson says "good idea Brendon".
    Be funny if it wasn't probably true.

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    The media just making this a beat-up now. Talking about reading between the lines to sensationalise something out of nothing ....

    Cricket | Ross Taylor hints at divisions in Black... | Stuff.co.nz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Any highlights of Latham's innings? Could he be the long term answer for the test opening role?


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    he swept alot. Looks like he can play.

    OTOH I didn't think Devcich was that bad, and Dernbach looks a good bowler to me so...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcas0167 View Post
    Any highlights of Latham's innings? Could he be the long term answer for the test opening role?
    He doesn't look remotely like a Test opener. Yet another middle order batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    The media just making this a beat-up now. Talking about reading between the lines to sensationalise something out of nothing ....

    Cricket | Ross Taylor hints at divisions in Black... | Stuff.co.nz
    yeah that's such an awful article and title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    Sweet, thanks.

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    Elliott and Butler out of the first T20 with minor injuries. Neesham into the squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    Elliott and Butler out of the first T20 with minor injuries. Neesham into the squad.
    So...

    Hamish Rutherford
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    Ross Taylor
    Colin Munro
    James Franklin
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    Nathan McCullum
    Ronnie Hira\Trent Boult
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    He doesn't look remotely like a Test opener. Yet another middle order batsman.
    Yeah and I don't see why anyone would be looking to a 2020 for test opening potential. They're pretty incompatible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Yeah and I don't see why anyone would be looking to a 2020 for test opening potential. They're pretty incompatible.
    I think there are signs that he could handle the role. I was quite impressed when he came out in the washed out game on Monday and looked very composed against Finn & Broad. I thought he looked more organised that Rutherford. Also, it is a position the selectors obviously see him having potential in - he scored a century opening against India A for NZ A in their 'test'.

    Obviously, it would help if he was opening for Canterbury rather than keeping & batting in the middle order.

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    [QUOTE=jcas0167;3011564]I think there are signs that he could handle the role. I was quite impressed when he came out in the washed out game on Monday and looked very composed against Finn & Broad. I thought he looked more organised that Rutherford.
    Obviously, it would help if he was opening for Canterbury rather than keeping & batting in the middle order. [/QUOTE]

    thought you were on about anton for a moment until that sentence.
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    The two most important qualities in a test opener are judgement outside off and being able to defend under the eyes to the moving ball, both of which aren't really seen in t20.



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