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    And it's not as if we are going to win the ****ing toss and bat first.

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    Latham should be dropped from ODIs to focus on his test game more I think. As previously pointed out by someone Raval did a lot better once he had time out from international cricket.

    3rd Test Team (imo):
    1. Raval
    2. Latham
    3. KW
    4. Broom
    5. Nicholls
    6. Watling
    7. Santner
    8. Patel
    9. Southee
    10. Wagner
    11. Boult

    ODI Team going into Champions Trophy (my wishlist)
    1. Guptill
    2. Phillips (wk)
    3. KW (c)
    4. Taylor
    5. Broom/Nicholls
    6. Neesham
    7. Santner
    8. CdG
    9. Southee
    10. McClenaghan
    11. Boult

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    maharaj has just taken wickets in a country where even herath struggled. credit where it's due ffs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    I feel like you are judging him by numbers rather than what he is actually bowling to be honest. Like when people used to pretend Moeen could bowl because he ran through India early on.
    I`m judging him by the fact he performed well domestically, exceptionally well, and has subsequently got into the SA side and done everything and more asked of him.

    He has not run through one team once, he has performed well against 3 different teams in unfriendly spin conditions. The numbers were just to illustrate a point. He is a very good spin bowler who beats batsmen in the air more than anything else. I don't expect him as a finger spinner to get prodigious turn generally, I expect him to bowl accurate and tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    maharaj has just taken wickets in a country where even herath struggled. credit where it's due ffs.
    That's all well & good but does the same credit apply to Duminy too? Or at what stage can we just say New Zealand were simply diabolical rather than the bowling being that good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinzan View Post
    That's all well & good but does the same credit apply to Duminy too? Or at what stage can we just say New Zealand were simply diabolical rather than the bowling being that good?
    One does not contradict the other; NZ did not bat well that does not mean that Maharaj did not bowl a good spell. The SA pacers put NZ batsmen under pressure and they attacked Maharaj who was bowling well and lost their wickets in silly fashion. Nobody is saying Maharaj is the greatest, we just ask a little respect is shown for a bowler who has done pretty well in his short career so far, not just in this match but in most of the matches he has played.

    Getting out to Duminy is just dumb though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    One does not contradict the other; NZ did not bat well that does not mean that Maharaj did not bowl a good spell. The SA pacers put NZ batsmen under pressure and they attacked Maharaj who was bowling well and lost their wickets in silly fashion. Nobody is saying Maharaj is the greatest, we just ask a little respect is shown for a bowler who has done pretty well in his short career so far, not just in this match but in most of the matches he has played.

    Getting out to Duminy is just dumb though....
    Agree with all of that & he does deserve respect, just felt the premise that somehow it counted against Herath was a bit daft.

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    Stephen, I now have a picture of Maharaj on my wall and will pay daily homage to it. I will also pay homage on behalf of all NZ cricket fans. I will dedicate my life to it.

    I'll look to extend my hours down the line to include fans of all other cricketing nations. This is Maharaj we are talking about after all.
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    I said this a few months ago during thebaustralian series. But if Keshav played most of his cricket in the sub continent his stats would have been scary.

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    Keshav is the perfect fit in the proteas contest. He is not the danger bowler in the team he will never be a murali. Our pace will always be the key, however just like paul harris he is crucial to the team and batsmen will get themselves out against him.

    He balances our bowling attack perfectly.
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    Paul harris will never be an ajmal, but his magnus opus was outbowling pakistan spinners in their home conditions when he was required to. If Keshav can do half of that he will play test cricket for a long time... or at least till shamsi or piedt unseats him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Young View Post
    Stephen, I now have a picture of Maharaj on my wall and will pay daily homage to it. I will also pay homage on behalf of all NZ cricket fans. I will dedicate my life to it.

    I'll look to extend my hours down the line to include fans of all other cricketing nations. This is Maharaj we are talking about after all.
    Not good enough, I expect at least a tattoo...
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    I've actually arranged for his picture to be on all NZ first class stamps. I feel this should suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heboric View Post
    Hmm, Neil Manthorp is saying that Duanne Olivier is coming home.

    https://twitter.com/NeilManthorp/sta...82432889290752
    He isn't the best limited overs bowler.

    But I have noticed the Knights have left out du Plooy and returned to 3 batsman-2 bowlers for the white contingent so probably awaiting Olivier's return.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrand View Post
    Latham should be dropped from ODIs to focus on his test game more I think. As previously pointed out by someone Raval did a lot better once he had time out from international cricket.

    3rd Test Team (imo):
    1. Raval
    2. Latham
    3. KW
    4. Broom
    5. Nicholls
    6. Watling
    7. Santner
    8. Patel
    9. Southee
    10. Wagner
    11. Boult

    ODI Team going into Champions Trophy (my wishlist)
    1. Guptill
    2. Phillips (wk)
    3. KW (c)
    4. Taylor
    5. Broom/Nicholls
    6. Neesham
    7. Santner
    8. CdG
    9. Southee
    10. McClenaghan
    11. Boult
    The champions trophy team looks good but why neesham? He is now just a part time bowler and he isnt good enough to bat at 7 in odis esp not in big tournament. Bring anderson if he can bowl or just another batsman at 6 will do.



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