WI attack looks proper buffet. NZ are full strength. Why isn't Akeal Hossain playing?
Completely agree. We've mismanaged him in a significant wayThink NZ really messed things up by forcing him into the opening slot. Hope he bounces back because there's no new wave of batsmen putting pressure on the incumbents TBH.
Yeah, I'm of the same opinion in terms of his attributes but at the same time he isn't a million miles off a bits and pieces cricketer.Yeah I can totally see why Neesham wouldn't be in the first XI. He's always been a guy who has some nice attributes (hits the long ball, finisher, can bowl briskly) while also being dangerously close to "bits and pieces" because he's never established himself as an international standard bowler and nor is he a proper batsman. Would just be another harsh chapter in the story of his career if he crushed it in one World Cup (with a whole "comeback story" narrative around it) and then was dropped from the next one for no real performance-based reason.
Most likely a workload thing, maybe.WI attack looks proper buffet. NZ are full strength. Why isn't Akeal Hossain playing?