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Last 15 innings: 6, 5, 6*, 17, 26, 5, 6, 0, 16*, 0, 0 19, 0, 15, 1. Average of 10, strike rate not much over 100 or so. During that time, 21 overs (bowling little more than 1 over a match) going at 9.14.You can say that, but there's a reason he averages 21-22@160 with the bat in t20I. Teams clearly don't get it right all the time. Neeshaw's issue is that he's averaging 29 @ 9 an over, which isn't good enough to be a 5th bowler, so NZ have to fit him in the top 6. If NZ had somoene who could act as a 5th bowler and bat top 6 he'de be great, but very few sides have that luxury.
Yeah, to be fair a lot of the issue (for me, anyway) is the squad/team picked. It's very hard to get in behind watching Rachin Ravindra bat 7 when his T20 record is awful and he is completely unsuited to the format/that role. Then there's guys like Latham who also isn't a T20 opener (a 4-5 at a push in sub-continent conditions) Will Young shouldn't be playing this format, Neesham is yesterday's man, then there's a few guys (Bowes, Lister, McConchie) that you'd not back to be of much value to NZ going forward.So I guess I'm the only one recording all these T20s and watching them in full, then?
No complaints about this series from me - except I would have really loved us to pick a more interesting and youthful squad for it.
Pakistan completely outplayed us in that first game, kudos to them. But the Henry hat-trick was glorious.