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    Icon7 *Official* New Zealand in England 2015

    Moving on now from the World Cup I think its important to keep the winning mentality and try to take it to England where conditions will suit our team down to the ground.

    Vettori has retired from all forms. Mills and McCullum have question marks as well.

    As I live in WA Im not right up there with all performers in NZ. Do we persevere with Hamish Rutherford opening in tests or slot Guptil back in to add to his 30 odd test matches.
    Who do we replace Vettori with ? Nathan McCullum will be there for the ODIs but who else to take for the tests ? Todd Astle ? Ish Sodhi , Craig ?
    What about an opening batsman to replace Macca if he retires before England ODI series ? Im a fan of Colin Munro. Been going big recently and I thunk he needs another chance. Can be converted to opener with a strike rate of 98.


    My ODI side

    Martin Guptil
    Brendon McCullum/Colin Munro ?
    Kane Williamson
    Ross Taylor
    Grant Elliot
    Cory Anderson
    Luke Ronchi
    Nathan McCullum
    [I]Tim Southee
    Trent Boult
    Adam Milne

    12 Man - Mitch McClenaghen

    Test Side - Macca will be in depends if he opens or bats at 5/6

    Tom Latham
    [I]Hamish Rutherford/Brendon McCullum
    Kane Williamson
    Ross Taylor
    Corey Anderson
    Jimmy Neesham/Brendon McCullum
    BJ Watling
    Tim Southee
    Ish Sodhi
    Trent Boult
    Doug Bracewell

    12th Man - Niel Wagner

    Feel free to mention other players to be considered for the England tour,
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    Hamish Rutherford cannot seriously still be in this team. Guptill surely must come in now. I don't necessarily expect him to succeed, but it's a pretty low bar to exceed Spudderford.

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    Can't see Sodhi being in the starting line-up either. Not sure about Bracewell either.

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    Yeah Guptil deserves another chance and Craig is the first pick spinner at the moment. Just noticed he didn't play the last first class game and didn't bowl in the second innings of his last game so I take it he is injured?


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    Test Squad

    Guptill
    Latham
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum (c)
    Anderson
    Watling (+)
    Craig
    Southee
    Henry
    Boult

    Neesham
    Brownlie
    Wagner
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    Would rather see Brownlie open or evev Raval at a stretch as unpopular as he is on here. At least he's got runs on his side over the years.

    Would also like to see a young batsman be blooded in the ODIs, maybe Young or Michael Bracewell.

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    Latham
    Brownlie/Guptill
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum*
    Neesham/Anderson
    Watling (wk)
    Craig
    Bracewell/Henry
    Southee
    Boult

    Bracewell/Henry
    Wagner
    Sodhi
    Neesham/Anderson
    Brownlie/Guptill
    Ronchi

    I think we should take 17. Reserve quicks, reserve spinner, reserve allrounder, reserve batsman and reserve keeper all covered.

    Brownlie v Guptill and Dougeh v Henry v Wagner in the tour matches. Neesham (fitness pending) v Anderson too. Neesham has had two poor series in a row but has been unfairly given the downhill skier tag on here, and it's not like Corey didn't throw away starts or have a more competent technique during his time in the test team.

    Bracewell and Neesham both deserve the chance to retain their test places.
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    I actually forgot about Henry.So many bowling riches to choose from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Latham
    Brownlie/Guptill
    Williamson
    Taylor
    McCullum*
    Neesham/Anderson
    Watling (wk)
    Craig
    Bracewell/Henry
    Southee
    Boult

    Bracewell/Henry
    Wagner
    Sodhi
    Neesham/Anderson
    Brownlie/Guptill
    Ronchi

    I think we should take 17. Reserve quicks, reserve spinner, reserve allrounder, reserve batsman and reserve keeper all covered.

    Brownlie v Guptill and Dougeh v Henry v Wagner in the tour matches. Neesham (fitness pending) v Anderson too. Neesham has had two poor series in a row but has been unfairly given the downhill skier tag on here, and it's not like Corey didn't throw away starts or have a more competent technique during his time in the test team.

    Bracewell and Neesham both deserve the chance to retain their test places.
    Neesham has a very good average of 43 for tests as a batsman.He is competing directly with Cory Anderson for the all rounder spot if Guptill opens and Macca bats at 5. I would go with Corey at this stage. Southee and Boult definitely and either Henry , Wagnrr or Bracewell.Spinner is Craig people think ?

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    Brownlie goes back and does exactly what was needed - scored great runs opening in FC - and Guptill's amazing finish to the WC has magically propelled him back. TBH I'm not complaining, just crickets a funny old game. 6 months ago you'd rather Tim Southee opening than Guppers. Now, it'd be not terrible.
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    Colin Munro deserves to be selected again.Averging 56 striking at 106. Hes hit 46 sixes ! Head and shoulders over nearist rival Stephan Murdoch

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeathDavisSpeed View Post
    Hamish Rutherford cannot seriously still be in this team. Guptill surely must come in now. I don't necessarily expect him to succeed, but it's a pretty low bar to exceed Spudderford.
    The way I see it is, there's no way a guy with an ODI average of almost 40, when afforded the luxury of leaving or blocking as many good balls as he likes, couldn't average more than Rutherford's 27. There's simply no way this makes any sense.

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    Rutherford 16 tests at 26.Guptil 31 tests at 29. Neither have made the position their own like Tom Latham 9 tests at 40. Toss up really.

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    It'd be madness if Brownlie wasn't opening in the first Test (unless they picked Papps, which they won't ). I'd be happy enough for Guptill to be in the squad as backup (certainly a better option than Rutherford at this point) but Brownlie should definitely be ahead of him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    It'd be madness if Brownlie wasn't opening in the first Test (unless they picked Papps, which they won't ). I'd be happy enough for Guptill to be in the squad as backup (certainly a better option than Rutherford at this point) but Brownlie should definitely be ahead of him.
    Brownlies the same at tests though.10 tests at 29.
    Colin Monro is averging 56 in first class hitying 43 sixes.Give him a go.

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