nice, good to see bowes do something finally
This is probably a lazy analysis but it does feel like Chapman has done pretty well in middle of the night JAM tours but failed to fire (or somewhat fired but failed to get the team over the line) in clutch situations in home JAM - a bad mix for public perception. I have always been a fan albeit somewhat tentatively, still rate him as a classier sort of white ball biffer than most of his competitors. Sort of a poor man’s white ball Conway in that he bats relatively ‘properly’, can be cake, but is naturally a pretty fast scorer. I have reservations about his absolute quality as an international-level batsman, but in the T20 Moneyball era is that even really a thing anymore? To me he still visibly ‘can bat’ much more than a Bowes or a Seifert.Chapman needs to continue this run tbh. Scoring runs in the middle of the night against Pakistan won't earn him much respite from the general public or the selectors who don't appear to rate him much.
The more runs he scores the more pissed you become. Suddenly he looks NZ's best bat by a distance.That's really annoying tbh that Chapman is replaced for the ODI series.
Would of thought it was the perfect series to give him a go given how much he's been pissed around in recent times.
FFS the guy averages 52 in seven matches and has to sweat just to get a chance.
He isn't, and the fact they're picking him for an unsuited format is only continuing to hinder his ability to become an international player of repute.The ODI series will be more telling for Young I think. Despite doing well at domestic T20, I don't see him as a T20 player, so the under performance here isn't shocking.
Afghanistan recently beat pak under shadab, pak already lost vs nz ( not strong team ) by 4 runs, i wish nz win on 24th to level series 2/2.New Zealand got screwed by the weather they where heading towards a historic win