I was at that match.
I had an e-mail from NZC today asking me for my feedback on the Test match I'd seen at the Basin this summer. Obviously gave it high marks, but they left an "other comments" field at the end with which I provided feedback on their selection of Scott Kuggeleijn. It looks like a unique link that they provide (though maybe you can resubmit) but for those who received a similar e-mail from NZC, I heartily encourage providing them with constructive feedback!
Not many, if any, of those selected statistically stood out that played in the U19s tournament this year, but some dominant players statistically from the U17s."Reserves:
Connor Stewart (Canterbury)
Will Julian (Wellington)
Matt Rowe (Central Districts)
Mason Clarke (Otago)
The squad will be led by head coach Jonny Bassett-Graham, with support from Graeme Aldridge (bowling coach) and Paul Wiseman (assistant coach).
New Zealand Under 19 will take part in three training camps at New Zealand Cricket’s High Performance Centre in Lincoln starting tomorrow, before departing for Australia on June 9."
I guess it’s another sign of the IPL’s pre-eminence (and the decline of 50-over cricket), they don’t want World Cup announcements overshadowing the main event of the year.Is this World Cup actually happening? Under five months to go and we don't even have a schedule. I'm surprised there isn't more concern about this in the media that I can see, usually World Cup draws are announced years in advance - this seems extremely amateur.
Actually was thinking of going to a few games but I'd say that's impossible now.