Injury has played some part in this, but if he was to be selected, it would be only because of his fair record and experience. He didn't show any form post injury.
In an ideal world, the selectors would have tried out someone more suited to no. 6 in ODIs when Styris was injured rather than assuming Broom's FC record batting in the top 4 would translate to ODI performances @ 6.
Styris hasnt shown any form? He has played a whole 4 ODIs since going back to back MoM and winning NZ those last two ODIs over here in the UK. The last of those 4 ODIs NZ beat India easily and he wasnt required to bat or bowl. So its really only 3.
He has a career average of 50 for Auckland in List A cricket ( thats the last 5 years) so again how do they judge this. He is a proven player for NZ and with no experience in our top order his non selection has shown our achilles heel.
I personally believe NZ need him around for 12 more months (2011 WC if poss) just to help guide the Taylors/Ryders/Guptills/Brooms/Elliotts and the like until they themselves have played between 50-100 games each
As ive stated before his treatment has been disgraceful (only Fleming, Astle and Crowe have more ODI MoMs than Styris) and with other players (Oram) continually being picked while doing nothing it staggers me how they have discarded him so quickly...maybe he slept with Turners wife! lol
Pak's not going to play Asif, according to Pakistani media.
Pakistan wins the toss & BAT first
Imran Nazir & Amir are back, i guess in for misbah & Asif
Just happy we got this far. Anything from here on is a bonus really.
Originally Posted by Burgey
Has New Zealand has our national anthem sung correctly yet? I mean fair enough getting some of the Maori version wrong but the English version is easy tstl.
Bond to bowl this Nizar chap soon.
Ripper of a wicket & a lightning outfield, big chance for 300+ here for the Pakistani's
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