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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike5181 View Post
    Let's just pray one or two out of Matt Henry, Ed Nuttall, Adam Milne, or Lachie Ferguson progress enough to be test standard first. Those are the guys we'll really need to see performing well if we ever want to see the end of Southee any time soon.
    Banking on Southee to bowl better this summer at home, but was musing on this domestic season and who I want to do well.

    Obviously the general answer is basically 'everyone', and particularly all the fast bowlers. Hope Henry gets some decent FC time and ODIs don't distract him too much, though for NZ he will remain stuck behind Southee or competing for fourth seamer duties. Likewise Nuttall and Wheeler are going to be stuck behind Boult for the foreseeable future. Duffy needs some work and I'm a Ferguson sceptic. There are a few of the younger ones starting out too (Jamieson, Clarkson esp) who I'd like to see improve but are a long way from playing for NZ.

    However there are two players I think best case, could play so well as to demand parachuting into the current NZ side. Unlikely, but possible.

    The first is Milne. He's 24 and hopefully getting to the stage where he doesn't get injured constantly. I'm impressed that when he has played in recent times, his pace hasn't been affected by the years of injury. He is NZ's only genuine out-and-out fast bowler. He needs to play a lot of FC this season (not too many ODIs), bowl consistently fast (with workload managed appropriately) and of course, take wickets at a good rate. All that and he would really complement NZ's current attack. Of course, Can Bat too. It would be glorious to see NZ with a 150km/h first or second change bowler.

    The second is Neesham. This might seem surprising, coming off his disappointing showing in Australia last year and then injuries that restricted his bowling, but I still think there's so much to like about his game. Maybe my estimation of his batting ceiling has gone down a little, and I think he'll always have a weakness to real pace, but there are still test runs there. His bowling has enormous room for improvement - I hope he's been working with a good bowling coach on a few things (including head position, fall away and seam release esp) to yield better accuracy and hopefully some shape away from the right hander. I'm keeping a foot in both camps (batting all-rounder and bowling all-rounder) and hoping for a huge season in both disciplines for Otago. Bat 5 or 6, bowl first change. Then compete for NZ 6/7/8 spot with Santner, Bracewell, Craig etc.
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    Agree NZ needs raw pace in its Test bowling armoury. Has plenty of quality 135 kph merchants . Milne aside who in domestic cricket is the quickest ?Pace first, Test polish second perhaps?


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    Na, not really. A couple guys on the scene can push into the 140's (Lockie Ferguson, Scott Kuggles). Other than that, either young promising quicks or 130-140 fast mediums.

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    Looks like Milne is out of the ODI's while Anderson is a chance. Black Caps quick Adam Milne set to miss target of making ODI squad for India | Stuff.co.nz

    Interesting two XI's named - heavy on the part time/all round bowling options

    NZ XI

    1. George Worker (6)
    2. Anton Devcich (5)
    3. Colin Munro (8....)
    4. Will Young (c)
    5. Mark Chapman (7)
    6. Adam Milne
    7. Tom Blundell
    8. Ben Wheeler (2)
    9. Seth Rance (4)
    10.Jacob Duffy (1)
    11.Hamish Bennett (3)

    12th Cameron Fletcher

    Emerging Players XI:

    1. Michael Bracewell (c)
    2. Jeet Raval
    3. Robbie O'Donnell
    4. Corey Anderson (5)
    5. Colin de Grandhomme (7)
    6. Tim Seifert
    7. Scott Kuggeleijn (4)
    8. Todd Astle (6)
    9. Matt Henry (1)
    10.Lockie Ferguson (3)
    11.Edward Nuttall (2)

    12th Shawn Hicks

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    Seth Rance. I could really see him becoming a handy ODI bowler for New Zealand, most improved bowler I've seen in years.
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    the specialist batting in those teams...urgh
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    Quite like the Emerging Players bowling attack.

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    Interesting how they're unmoved by Tom Bruce's fetching, Rob Nicoly runs. Maybe he and Glenn Phillips aren't in the country.
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    There's two batsmen in that NZ XI. Shocking.
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    I see Bruce (Netherfield CC, Cumbria) and Phillips (Brondesbury CC) did play for their U.K. clubs last weekend. NZC a bit too semi-pro to call them home and demand a real Possibles vs. Probables affair here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZTailender View Post
    There's two batsmen in that NZ XI. Shocking.
    Only two batsmen in the NZ XI ? In this level of fixture a List A average of 35+ at an SR of 75+ would qualify a batsman. Even if they roll their arms over occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippaah View Post
    Only two batsmen in the NZ XI ? In this level of fixture a List A average of 35+ at an SR of 75+ would qualify a batsman. Even if they roll their arms over occasionally.
    NZ engine room 'I should bowl a bit to make sure I'm seen as a more valuable player' players like Munro, Devcich or George Worker aren't batsmen in my books tbh
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    Would definitely consider Munro and Worker genuine limited overs batsman. Devcich would be selected on batting alone too at domestic level in limited overs.
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