Boy Lonsdale and Johnston, didn't see that coming at all. Every MA has contracted a bowler worse than either of those two.
Lonsdale to ND? He was one of the better quicks going around not too long ago.
Lonsdale probably still has back injury?
Tim Johnston definitely worth investing in. Hope he is 14th for canty or drafted by one of the others. Not many finger spinners around the traps at the moment.
A few promising spinners in the U19s based on very brief glimpse in kippax's videos.
The three players most in the firing line are left-arm quick Willie Lonsdale who missed a big chunk of last season with injury.
He will be fit again this summer but slipped down the side's quick bowler rankings by not being able to play.
All-rounder Logan van Beek could miss out too.
He is a superb fielder and capable with bat and ball but has yet to really make the most of his opportunities at domestic level.
Because van Beek is more of a limited-overs specialist and the rankings are weighted heavily in favour of four-day cricket, he could struggle to make the top 13.
Off-spinner Tim Johnston is the other on the cusp.
With leg-spinner Todd Astle in the four-day side, and Hira and Nicol both short-form bowling options, the former under-19 New Zealand player could miss out.
The favourites in the race to come in are all-rounders Brent Findlay and Cole McConchie, and young quick Ed Nuttall.
Last edited by Kippax; 25-07-2013 at 06:42 PM.
But it is difficult to see an opening for him elsewhere
Auckland: B Martin/Singh
ND: J Boult/Sodhi
CD: Nethula & Lots of Seamers
Cant: Astle/ Hira
Disappointing to see Auckland go for another bits a pieces LO alrounder like Grobbelaar
Quite happy with the CD contracts, though I'm disappointed Raval has gone home.
Johnston should really look at moving.
Matt Quinn to induce rage from Auckland fans.
Will post more dribble as I think of it.
So I guess we shall see...
Is there any more recent updates on how Verma is looking? Quite interested in his development. Probably important that he adds a yard or two of pace, but I like that whippy action.
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