yeah, I really hope Milne and Henry get a decent bowl this tour.
CD player grapples with a modern world that isn't just going to assume he's 'good for it' as far as flying or driving is concerned. No surprises there.
Hardy Har Har No play today.
"Talent is nothing without opportunity"
"You're not remembered for aiming at the target, but hitting it"
Twenty20 used to be boring.
Sitting around in hotel rooms during monsoons, this is actually good prep for being a Blackcap.
Let's just hope there's play on the second day. I'd like to see how Shrikant Wagh performs in this tour. He's played for Australian Institute of Sport earlier.
The line-up for the match will be (in batting order):
Tom Latham(c) – Canterbury Wizards
Neil Broom – Otago Volts
Carl Cachopa – Central Stags
Daryl Mitchell – Northern Knights
Luke Ronchi – Wellington Firebirds
James Neesham – Otago Volts
Derek de Boorder (wk) - Otago Volts
Todd Astle – Canterbury Wizards
Doug Bracewell – Central Stags
Ish Sodhi – Northern Knights
Mark Gillespie – Wellington Firebirds
Anton Devcich (12th man) – Northern Knights
Matt Henry will sit out the match with a slight side injury, while Corey Anderson is sidelined with a haematoma on his quad. Adam Milne is the other player not to feature, having only just joined the team in India. All three players are expected to be available for the next match starting 2 September.
Astle and Sodhi in the same side...could be plenty of runs there but it doesnt matter as it's about development.
lol at Ronchi batting 5.
I feel so sorry for Neil Broom. With Ryder out until next year and Brownlie and Guptill fighting a feracious battle for the title of "world's ****test middle order bat" he's got a real chance to push for a place. And what happens? ****knuckle selectors make him an opener on the NZA tour...just 'coz. That top 6 is a disgrace and whoever selected the squad for this tour should get sacked (if they haven't been already).
apart from the Broom opening thing, the side makes sense from a development perspective. Obviously if they were going for a win there's no way Astle and Sodhi would be in the same team. Hell, that was probably forced by Milne and Henry's unavailability anyway.
I think it's pretty clear that Latham is being groomed for the opener's spot and they want to give Rutherford an extended go. Is there another opener in NZ who's calling for it?
Obvious obvious answer is Flynn and I really don't know what he's done to piss someone off.
Flynn and/or Raval should be over there. We need two openers at a bare minimum, and instead we have three wicketkeepers and 25 allrounders.
And yes, then there's Flynn's absence, the fact that Neesham usually bats at number 8 for Otago, that playing both Ronchi and de Boorder is a waste of a middle order spot, and the small issue that Cachopa ****s himself whenever confronted by anything shorter than a half volley.
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