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    New Zealand 30 man squad

    Just been announced, I'm sure James will have a CW article up soon.

    Squad: Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Stephen Fleming, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Mark Gillespie, Chris Harris, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Hamish Marshall, James Marshall, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Brendon McCullum, Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan, Warren McSkimming, Kyle Mills, Jacob Oram, Mark Orchard, Michael Papps, Jeetan Patel, Jesse Ryder, Bradley Scott, Mathew Sinclair, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Lou Vincent, Daniel Vettori

    Daryl Tuffey & Ian Butler unavailable due to injury. Craig McMillan left out on fitness grounds, he is really the only notable omission.

    I'm expecting Ryder and Gillespie to be the two bolters in the squad when it is trimmed.

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    What are the chances of Harris making a return for the world cup?, plus what up with Jeff Wilson i know the bloke was smashed around by Australia last year, but hey whick Kiwi bowler wasn't that series, he seemed like a decent all-rounder.

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    Fairly predictable squad, though I expected McMillan to at least make the 30.

    In other news, I saw Chris Martin at uni today while waiting to go into a lecture theatre. Was going to go up to him and show him how to bowl an outswinger, but I resisted.
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    At uni? How bizarre. Wonder why he was there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_
    At uni? How bizarre. Wonder why he was there.
    Well, he sat down for a while and then went into a lecture theatre, so I suppose he's doing a course here (probably business or something similar, all sportsmen seem to do business courses). I think most of our guys take uni courses during the off season. They've got to have something to do I guess, otherwise they'd be sitting around for 6 months (or 2 years in Martin's case, since he only plays tests) doing nothing. Or - shock horror - they'd have to work somewhere.

    Either that, or it was his evil identical twin.

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    Jeff Wilson continues to struggle with injuries. It's very difficult to see him getting back to international level, he gave it a go..but I just don't think it's going to happen for him now.

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    Chris Martin lives round the corner from me in Mission Bay. I see him walking his dog a few times a week.

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    What's the number they have to cut the squad down to? 14? 15?
    im guessing 14. Here are the 14 i'd take: (presuming Bond, Oram and Vettori are all fit)

    Fleming
    Astle
    Taylor
    Vincent
    Fulton
    Styris
    Oram
    Bond
    Patel
    Mills
    Gillespie
    Ryder
    H.Marshall / Michael Mason
    B.McCullum

    I left Vettori out as I feel he is an automatic choice for the ODI squad and he could do with the extra rest. Bond I think will be picked anyway. I think the final spot will be contested by Hamish Marshall and Michael Mason. Ryder's form will be too good to pass up.
    thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim
    Jeff Wilson continues to struggle with injuries. It's very difficult to see him getting back to international level, he gave it a go..but I just don't think it's going to happen for him now.
    Wilson has retired Tim. He's only working full-time for Otago Rugby I believe.

    I like the look of your 14 players Tim. Good all-round depth there, although I think Franklin will be selected.

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    Wilson is a technical advisor with the Otago RFU. It seems his harness racing training career must be over as well...

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    Pick your team

    I was thinking it might be fun for us to select our NZ champions trophy squads.

    1 Fleming (c)
    2 Vettori (vc)
    3 McCullum (wk)
    4 Astle
    5 Vincent
    6 Fulton
    7 H Marshall
    8 Styris
    9 Oram
    10 Franklin
    11 Bond
    12 Mills
    13 Patel
    14 Mason

    Selection Points
    * It appears Hamish Marshall is well liked by the coach. This point combined with his recent amount of runs (even though they have been four day runs) I believe he will get the nod as the extra batsman. Unlucky here is Jamie How. However it is a middle order batsman needed, not another opener. I think he will be a main stay once Astle retires. NOT unlucky here i believe is Ross Taylor. He needed to score big runs for 'A' side in Australia. He did not do this and for me will miss selection and told to go and score more domestic runs.
    * I have included injured players ie Bond, Vettori, Oram and Mason.
    * Michael Mason for me will be the extra bowler. Either him or Andre Adams. I can't see them making any surprise selections here. Wellington bowler Mark Gillespie must be close and someone I would pick but I am not Mr Bracewell. NZ sides always have a very similar look about them. It is just the batting order that changes!!!!
    * First team line-up 1,Vincent. 2,Fleming. 3,Astle. 4,Fulton. 5,Styris. 6,Oram. 7,McCullum. 8,Vettori. 9,Franklin. 10,Mills. 11,Bond.

    So there is my team. We can all live in a fantasy world and pick who we think should make it. But we have no say. Lets all choose who we think WILL make the 14 man squad.
    Last edited by donaldduck; 21-08-2006 at 08:22 AM.

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    Mason is apparently progressing slower than expected with his injury. I reckon they'll take a punt on Gillespie. Who knows, he could perhaps turn out to do what Bond did...he's rated as a mid 140's bowler but that's what we all thought with Bond until he actually got under a speed gun and clocked 150.

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    Handy with the bat too, I'd like to see him given a chance.

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    There's been a fair bit of speculation in the papers over the last few days about the make up of our 14 man squad. Gillespie's name is being bandied around a fair bit, and no-one's sure of the exact extent of Styris' injury but it looks as though he'll still be named in the squad. The only thing I'm surprised about it this - why is Oram written about as a certain starter? He's got a woeful batting record in ODIs, his bowling has been poo since he started having trouble with his back, and to top it off he hasn't played a game for about a year.

    This is the squad I'd like to see:

    1) Fleming (c)
    2) Vettori (vc)
    3) Bond
    4) Astle
    5) McCullum
    6) Vincent
    7) Styris
    8) Fulton
    9) Taylor
    10) Mills
    11) Marshall
    12) Adams
    13) Patel
    14) Gillespie

    My starting XI would be:

    1) Fleming
    2) Astle
    3) Taylor
    4) Fulton
    5) Marshall
    6) Styris
    7) McCullum
    8) Vettori
    9) Mills
    10) Bond
    11) Gillespie

    Looks pretty strong IMO.

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