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NZ 30 Man Squad

Natman20

International Debutant
Andre Adams (State Auckland Aces)
Shane Bond (State Canterbury Wizards)
Neil Broom (State Otago Volts)
Grant Elliott (State Wellington Firebirds)
Stephen Fleming (State Wellington Firebirds)
James Franklin (State Wellington Firebirds)
Peter Fulton (State Canterbury Wizards)
Mark Gillespie (State Wellington Firebirds)
Chris Harris (State Canterbury Wizards)
Paul Hitchcock (State Auckland Aces)
Gareth Hopkins (State Auckland Aces)
Jamie How (State Central Stags)
James Marshall (State Northern Knights)
Chris Martin (State Auckland Aces)
Michael Mason (State Central Stags)
Brendon McCullum (State Otago Volts)
Nathan McCullum (State Otago Volts)
Peter McGlashan (State Northern Knights)
Craig McMillan (State Canterbury Wizards)
James McMillan (State Otago Volts)
Warren McSkimming (State Otago Volts)
Iain O'Brien (State Wellington Firebirds)
Jacob Oram (State Central Stags)
Jeetan Patel (State Wellington Firebirds)
Aaron Redmond (State Otago Volts)
Bradley Scott (State Otago Volts)
Scott Styris (State Auckland Aces)
Ross Taylor (State Central Stags)
Daniel Vettori (State Northern Knights)
Lou Vincent (State Auckland Aces)
 

Fiery

Banned
Why on earth you would have James Marshall, Stephen Fleming and Chris Martin in a 20/20 squad I don't know
 

NZTailender

I can't believe I ate the whole thing
Good to see the inclusion of guys like Scott, Redmond and Elliott. Otherwise it's basically the usual suspects.
 

HeathDavisSpeed

Hall of Fame Member
McGlashan and Marshall are just wastes of space in there. Might as well have just named 28 players for all the use they'll be.

In fact, they should have named 29. Replace one of the above with ole Heathy.
 

Fiery

Banned
McGlashan and Marshall are just wastes of space in there. Might as well have just named 28 players for all the use they'll be.

In fact, they should have named 29. Replace one of the above with ole Heathy.
Yeah, can't see the need for 3 wicketkeepers. Why do you need an initial squad of 30 for a bloody Hit & Giggle WC anyway?!
 

HeathDavisSpeed

Hall of Fame Member
I think you're being very kind to McGlashan by calling him a keeper. He's all-round poor in my opinion. Stu Mills or Bevan Griggs would be much better selections. I don't understand the continued fascination with picking McGlashan for 20:20 squads.

The other interesting thing is as to who has been left out. No Big Jesse, so we can assume Redmond, Brrrrrrooom and Scott are now ahead of him in the pecking order (no surprise given his big mouth!)

The other big surprise, of course, is no Heath. For shame.
 

Fiery

Banned
I think you're being very kind to McGlashan by calling him a keeper. He's all-round poor in my opinion. Stu Mills or Bevan Griggs would be much better selections. I don't understand the continued fascination with picking McGlashan for 20:20 squads.

The other interesting thing is as to who has been left out. No Big Jesse, so we can assume Redmond, Brrrrrrooom and Scott are now ahead of him in the pecking order (no surprise given his big mouth!)

The other big surprise, of course, is no Heath. For shame.
I wonder if Big Jesse will spit the dummy again ?

No Tuffey or Kyle Mills either
 

Fiery

Banned
My final 14 (not sure how many they will take) would be:

Adams
Bond
Franklin
Fulton
Harris
Hitchcock
McCullum
McMillan
Oram
Patel
Styris
Taylor
Vettori
Vincent

Best XI:

Vincent
McCullum
Taylor
Styris
McMillan
Oram
Harris
Franklin
Adams
Vettori
Bond
 
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Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I think you're being very kind to McGlashan by calling him a keeper. He's all-round poor in my opinion. Stu Mills or Bevan Griggs would be much better selections. I don't understand the continued fascination with picking McGlashan for 20:20 squads.
He is innovate and dinky, therefore he must be a good Twenty20 player.

The other interesting thing is as to who has been left out. No Big Jesse, so we can assume Redmond, Brrrrrrooom and Scott are now ahead of him in the pecking order (no surprise given his big mouth!)
Scott is an opening bowler, so I doubt him and Ryder are competing for the same spot. Redmond and Broom are both gun players though.
 

Fiery

Banned
Thank **** for that.
Mills would be a decent 20/20 player imo but he's injured anyway. No Tuffey is no great surprise but you would think he would have got in ahead of some of the others there
 
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Mills would be a decent 20/20 player imo but he's injured anyway. Tuffey no great surprise but you think he would have got in ahead of some of the others there
Mills would get slaughtered, he can't bowl at the death in ODI cricket and doesn't have very good variation. Tuffey doesn't deserve to be in there, given how dire he was at the World Cup, but I am surprised he wasn't named in the squad.
 

Athlai

Not Terrible
Grant Elliott (State Wellington Firebirds)
James McMillan (State Otago Volts)
Warren McSkimming (State Otago Volts)
Iain O'Brien (State Wellington Firebirds)
I know next to nothing about these chaps. Any of them any good?
 

Prince EWS

Global Moderator
I know next to nothing about these chaps. Any of them any good?
McMillan is a poor man's Bond by all reports - good bowler when he's fit and firing, but it comes along so rarely that it's not really worth it. O'Brien looked ridiculously bad in his first and only test series but he does well domestically... I'm not sure how he'd go in Twenty20 cricket though. McSkimming is a medium pacer who can bat a little bit IIRC but I don't know much about him, and I've never heard of Elliott before in my life.

I'm obviously not the most qualified to answer this, though.
 

Perm

Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
I know next to nothing about these chaps. Any of them any good?
McMillan and McSkimming both play for Otago, pretty good bowlers with McMillan a lot like Bond in the fact that he is very injury prone but quite quick when he is fit. Ian O'Brien is a rubbish international bowler but dominates regularly in both the short and long form of the game. Grant Elliott is a South African played who came to New Zealand in 2006 with the potential to play international cricket. Handy all-rounder for Wellington.
 

HeathDavisSpeed

Hall of Fame Member
Elliott came to Wellington in 2005. His qualification has come a little too quickly for my liking, considering he was playing for South Africa A as recently as 2002. Solid all-rounder, but unspectacular in either discipline and is sure only to ever play as second fiddle to Oram as even if his form was better at any point, there must be some stigma attached to being a defector!!

Iain O'Brien lives in Petone. Like Heath and Robert Kennedy. Decent bowler, but not as quick as I'd like!!
 

Flem274*

123/5
McGlashan doesn't look much, I'd say even Reece Young would make a better 20/20 keeper. Not to mention Bevan Griggs, hes a CD man so he should be excellent.:p

Three keepers tend to suggest one is going to be a specialist batsman. I'd bet it would be McCullum. If thats the plan then it should be him and Hopkins, though i'd prefer just the one in the playing eleven as the keeper so we have some room down the order.

I highly rate James McMillan and Iain O'Brien. In fact if they're going to have a specialist test seamer then instead of Martin one of those two should be in instead. IMO O'Brien has improved and matured since his last call up and will make a decent fist of another chance thrown his way. Also if he ever survives a whole season without being KIA then McMillan would make the test squad and possibly jump ahead of Gillespie, Mason etc in the pecking order.

James Marshall and Andre Adams inclusion is pointless. One can't bat at international level and the other is a bits and pieces cricketer. If he is not already on the list then Harris should be there. 20/20 is made for him, he could be the difference between us lifting the trophy and losing it IMO. One of the most underrated cricketers ever, along with Roger Twose.
 

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Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
Harris is there, it'd be a travesty if he didn't play, the best Twenty20 cricketer in New Zealand.
 

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