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If Southee opened he would be a fish out of water and would try to bat sensibly (and get out) before having a wild swing if he lasted to the 5th over.
In our club cricket we often promote number 11 to open if we run out of ideas to fix a batting slump. We give instructions to the tail ender to just have a crack and try to unsettle the bowlers. In all twenty times I have seen it tried the "big hitting" tail ender tries to impersonate a dour opening batsman and gets out quick smart.
Actually that game is eerily similar to the ghastly spectacle we just saw, innit? Chasing a seemingly gettable 249, then suddenly 28-6.
Oram scoring a 100 against steyn, ntini, and pollock in SA. I just can't picture it.
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