I'd agree with that. Can't see how we would win on two good decks and our batting is not good or disciplined enough to bat time and pile on the runs.Yeah, if NZ want to maximise their chances of winning 2-0, they really should prepare two good batting decks - will neutralise WI's excellent bowlers to an extent, and NZ's bowlers should back themselves to get enough swing to take 20 wickets even on relatively flat pitches.
this trio love a hard deck and they look completely unable to adjust to this pitch. rae and tickner consigning themselves to the mid-tier of test hopefuls here.WI have to be very happy with this hit-out for their top three.
Was a good chance for Tickner and Sears to impress, but they've been smashed at 4.7 and 5 per over respectively.
I saw the card when he was striking at eighty and couldn't help but be amused it was coming from one of the stodgiest batsman in tests at the moment.Since when does Brathwaite bat at an SR of 70
My thoughts exactly! I'm pretty settled on this lineup:pre-xmas nz is one of the few places it's perfectly fine for you to play chase and 4 quicks. it's not going to turn a millimetre unless the pitch has been loaded to do so by the curator.
It was an absolute road and from what I can see they bowled a lot of medium paced loose deliveries either on his legs or wide outside off stump. Basically Kraigg's idea of batting heaven.I refuse to believe that Kraigg is this good at this particular juncture in his career
Keemo Paul is heading off to Aussie BBL:... I can't see them bringing Keemo in for that slot given he hasn't played any 4 day cricket for ages...
Yep after the test series, same as Pooran who will play a couple of 4 day matches for Windies A first.Keemo Paul is heading off to Aussie BBL:
" Paul [...] is already in New Zealand and like Nicholas Pooran, will not have to quarantine on arrival in Australia due to a travel arrangement between the two countries. "
Left-arm wristspinner's stint could be affected by Afghanistan's ODIs against Ireland in Januarywww.espncricinfo.com