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**Official** Group D Discussion - Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh

straw man

International Coach
Boggles the mind as to how Franklin has somehow become a semi-regular in all three forms. Has done pretty much nothing noteworthy in internationals since his revival as a "batsman".
It's no accident that Frinks' success with the bat has come the subcontinent - IPL, that ODI tour of India, even recent test series in India was less dire than most of the rest. Likes flat wickets so can use his height to hit straight, doesn't like real pace and plays spin better than most NZers. Don't back him at home against any sort of pace and movement though.

Edit: and runs for Wellington scored in Wellington mostly pretty flat pitches too
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straw man

International Coach
Must be said Bangladesh's fielding has been ****ing terrible, particularly when there's a quick single in the offing.


Bah, what a way to go. Maybe a deliberate slower bouncer to give credit to the bowler, but looked there to be smacked.


International Coach
Having a bouncer hit back over your head - perhaps a sign that you need to bowl a bit faster. Don't give me that modern bat bitching bull****.
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Global Moderator
McCullum really has been quite a brilliant T20I player in his career. By far the most runs and 50+ scores in T20I history.

In fact his T20I average is better than his ODI one.