btw I'll try help out with spreadsheet updates after this round
Yes if it were solely up to me there would be a chance to rejig selections mid-season, but others like it the other way and Super Sixes are set.Solia is gonna mess up my team now he's an opener, will doubtless score fewer batting points than bowling. Might have to sacrifice him or someone else to bring Guptill into the team.
Ok I'll revert to hoping that Auckland realise opening with Solia is a bad idea. Send O'Donnell up there instead - 50th match as a specialist batsman and average barely scraping 30.Yes if it were solely up to me there would be a chance to rejig selections mid-season, but others like it the other way and Super Sixes are set.
Tbf there is still a potential gap after Taylor retires.Good tactics by Solia to try demonstrate just how much he is NOT an opener. Amazing that Beghin is only Auckland's second worst opening batsman problem.
A bit weird Guptill is batting down at 5 - surely it's not with the idea that he might get back in the NZ test side in that position? There was a brief period where he might've been the best backup to Nicholls there, but that time is well past.