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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveNZ View Post
    By good spinner in the Lord's Test, do you mean one that can score a fourth innings century? Otherwise that's a fairly lengthy bow you've drawn.

    Give Ish a couple of years to learn his trade at FC level, rather than blooding him way, WAY too early and we might have one. History tells us that's unlikely to happen. Heaven forbid we get as bad at managing spinners as our trans-Tasman brothers
    Yep, our wrist-spinners through history have been pretty **** eh?

    The problem with 'blooding' Ish at FC level is that he really won't learn a whole lot, international cricket probably the only place he is gonna develop
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    For strawman - boult has tightened his line to monimul
    I got great enjoyment shouting "WHY THE **** ISN'T THIS GAME BEING PLAYED AT THE BASIN?!>!?!?" to reasonably significant cheers from the sparse crowd
    one day NZ will bring chappell to his knees in a puddle of his own tears and you'll see Phlegm on his belly greedily tasting every delicious tear before watching the hope fade from that old ****s eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    For strawman - boult has tightened his line to monimul
    Heh. Cricinfo has started with the commentary now. So your comment earlier on the slips was because Mominul edged Boult between them - sigh.

    Pleased Anderson keeping it tight so far.

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    Is the ball just starting to reverse a bit? Or is that my overly optimistic imagination?


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    Hehe, cricinfo blaming Dilshan's retirement for the technical difficulties

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    Short wide filth for the win, apparently.

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    anderson!

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    Quote Originally Posted by straw man View Post
    This thread keeps coming back to the topic of our bowling attack. I think realistically in these conditions our wicket-taking was always likely to rest in order upon:

    Boult
    Williamson
    bangladeshi indiscipline
    attrition
    the new ball
    Yuss, score 1 for bangladeshi gifts

    Half a point for Anderson for keeping it tight making that pie even more tempting

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    enter a real batsman. Not that we can talk considering we have 1 consistent performer..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Yep, our wrist-spinners through history have been pretty **** eh?

    The problem with 'blooding' Ish at FC level is that he really won't learn a whole lot, international cricket probably the only place he is gonna develop
    If you're averaging 50 in FC then clearly there's a reasonable amount to learn there. NZ domestic batsmen aren't exactly ace against spin
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    Yeah, but you're also playing on pitches that don't give you much, from what I've seen all NZ spinners have pretty high FC averages, at least playing in different conditions would help a lot I'd have thought

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    Doug's action looking real nice. Makes it easier to watch the ball flying to the fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Doug's action looking real nice. Makes it easier to watch the ball flying to the fence.
    Indeed I cracked open a beer to pick it to pieces but it is looking more "complete" than usual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    Yeah, but you're also playing on pitches that don't give you much, from what I've seen all NZ spinners have pretty high FC averages, at least playing in different conditions would help a lot I'd have thought
    I'd like to believe that, but most NZ spinners have high averages because they're not very good. The only good one we've had in Vettori is also by no coincidence the only one to average under 35 for a substantial period, so I think the disadvantage of the pitches is pretty evenly cancelled out by the inept batsmen.
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    Why was Anderson taken off. Is he just to be used as a partnership breaker?



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