The fourth pacer adds a hell of a lot imo. If one guy is having a bad day which is often going to happen, you're not running two of your guys into the ground or watching him leak at 5 rpo.
This is our 3rd or 4th best seamer.
No, he is not ten cuts above Vettori. He's a cut below Vettori.
This wasn't a Sehwag or Jayasuriya going after the bowling. All Mominul did was put away the bad balls, of which there were plenty.
It is very, very clear to me that at the moment there's Southee and Boult and noone within miles of that level in our bowling attack. Vettori is the only proven performer close to their level.
Wagner has played eight games. I'll give him a few more.
Also I'm probably still stuck in the fantasy world where Bracewell has built solidly upon his performance in hobart and hasn't horribly receded since.
The "ten cuts" was more referring to the likes of Sodhi and Bartin ftr
Moot point though as I don't think Vettori will play another test.
Anyone think Sodhi could have overtaken Bartin in our selectors' eyes as number one spinner by the end of this series?
Just to expand upon this, these are the recent tests in which having a good spinner might have contributed to an NZ win:
2nd Test: India v New Zealand at Bangalore, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
1st Test: New Zealand v England at Dunedin, Mar 6-10, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
3rd Test: New Zealand v England at Auckland, Mar 22-26, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
1st Test: England v New Zealand at Lord's, May 16-19, 2013 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
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