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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    I thought the same seeing as it was caught at foot height just behind the boundary.
    Yep and it's not simply a case of him walking in. He had time to get back and catch it if he had better awareness of where he was. A very difficult catch and I wouldn't expect it from your stereotypical "big fast bowler", but a good fielder could've made that catch look almost comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    My word. Genuinely surprised how mediocre McCullum sr's ODI record is.

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    Craig Kieswetter had a better record than McCullum beofre the India series Not sure how it looks now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Craig Kieswetter had a better record than McCullum beofre the India series Not sure how it looks now.
    A better record than a number 8 bat and spinner?

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    Did the skipper just call big bro "Matress" there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    My word. Genuinely surprised how mediocre McCullum sr's ODI record is.

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    Ooops, Watling. Not so flash sans gloves, eh?
    Yeah Nathan McCullum is a complete hack of an international cricketer; even when he's effective he basically plays anti-cricket. They just don't anyone close to be an ODI standard spinner so he's the least offensive option in that he can bat a bit, is a good field and will usually manage to take 1/45 off 8 or something rather than completely going the journey. He does well in T20 cricket too and people manage to mix that up with being a good ODI player.

    I think both he and Ellis are essentially wasted spots though; I'd be looking to get more overs out of Williamson as a spin option which removes the need for McCullum, and I'd pick a proper bowler ahead of Ellis.
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    Tbf to NcCullum in T20s and ODIs you can justify someone who concedes relatively few runs through the middle though doesn't take wickets, is a good fielder and contributes quick runs down the order. Passable bits and pieces and he's performed better for us in the last couple of years than before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Did the skipper just call big bro "Matress" there?
    yep. Don't really know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    A better record than a number 8 bat and spinner?
    Ah, had assumed we were talking about Brendon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I think both he and Ellis are essentially wasted spots though.
    Ellis is like NcCullum without the batting or fielding

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Did the skipper just call big bro "Matress" there?
    Childhood nickname that is usually shortened to "Matto" or "Matai"
    Last edited by KiWiNiNjA; 16-02-2013 at 08:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabinet96 View Post
    Ah, had assumed we were talking about Brendon
    NMac is in fact the older sibling

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry henry View Post
    yep. Don't really know why.
    Because he's soft.

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    I kind of like Ellis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Because he's soft.

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    I'm generally a fan of Trott's but he needs to up the run-rate here, This is why we need KP top 3, and still think instead of Bell.
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