Cricketer Of The Year
A well-established New Zealander with the surname of Hendrie sounds pretty solid.
Let's see....no, wrong -
With Hamish Bennett a late call-up to New Zealand A, the Firebirds have called in Taita fast bowler, Travis Muller. A former-South Africa U19 representative, Muller has 42 First-Class matches to his name with a bowling average of less than 24.
After spending the Firebirds’ opening three home games in charge of the Basin Reserve scoreboard, Eastern Suburbs’ wicketkeeper/batsman, Lauchie Johns, finds himself on the other side of the boundary, in line for a First-Class debut.
Johns has come up through the development system within Wellington, playing in two national tournaments with each of the CricHQ Wellington U19 and CricHQ Wellington A sides.
Watling will remain with the squad in Wellington and will be in contention to play as a batsman, although he'll more likely be batting cover.
Yeah the South Africans are definitely higher in quantity now, but the way they really shine out like beacons at the top of the club runs/wickets charts is also magnifying that. There aren't six Saffers to a club XI all of a sudden, although maybe in Auckland you might be getting towards that.Kippax, are there now more South Africans than previously in Wellington (and NZ) domestic cricket, or is it just that you happen to be focussing on them at the moment? If it's more than usual, what's the reason for that - things worse in SA?
1. J RavalI'd strongly consider picking him anyway, as a batsman. His form with the bat hasn't been great for a while now, and Nicholls did hit that ton against South Africa (which I think is actually still NZ's most recent Test series ) but I still have more faith in him to make runs despite those things. Six Test tons and an average of 38 nails that #5 spot, for mine.
I reckon it's unlikely though. Selectors love Nicholls.
Nah, it's the WIndies. pummel them with some batting practice this game and next match play 4 seamers (Boult, Southee, Wagner, Henry) + Santner and give them some bowling practice.I really wouldn't - two bowlers and two half-bowlers. Put Southee back in for CDG and it's still light on bowling, though maybe passable.
It's funny you bringing all these names up. Remember them from youth weeks.
A pity it's now past midnight where SeamUp is. I know Muller has been opening the batting for Taita and doing okay, but the SR suggests he can't light up an engine room with fast scoring