I think it'll more be a case of Ross' body staying together, although does look as if he's stringing together games for Notts (not scoring a truck load of runs, mind). You'd hope a three-Test series and Boxing Day at the G would be enough to keep him motivated.Yeah, and on paper at least it's likely to be a weaker NZ side next time - though if Taylor can be persuaded to stick around and Boult manages to stay fit I could see us being a tad more competitive.
Hopefully Wagner can maintain his intensity and fitness till then. His attitude lifts the others.Strength of the side doesn't really mean much, it's all in the head. The 2011 team was terrible and they won a test, and the 2015ers were much better than Fleming's team yet they were competitive with Waugh's much better team than any the 2015ers faced.
NZ weren't helped by Southee and Boult being half fit sure, but it was a pretty sorry sight that Doug Bracewell was the only kiwi bowler who could land 6 balls in a row on one side of the pitch. We also refused to use Wagner despite him being our road specialist.
Good NZ cricket teams have a really bad habit of wilting against Australia, regardless of form against other sides.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/crick...-to-becoming-the-next-south-african-black-capHe's now officially a 'qualifying player' which allowed him to be contracted by the Firebirds alongside fellow Johannesburg product and top-order bat Malcolm Nofal. Conway was pursued by Auckland, too, but stayed loyal. The pair are among 13 South African born-and-raised players on NZC's payroll for the coming season, headed by Black Caps Wagner, BJ Watling and Colin Munro...
"I'm working really hard on my batting with [assistant coach] Glenn Pocknall and Bruce Edgar, so that's my main focus but I won't neglect my glovework and will be pairing up with Tom Blundell to work on that skill because it could come in handy.
"I'd like to see myself in the top order, whether that be one, two, three or four it doesn't matter. Then it's all about producing the results when I get the opportunity."
He is a good t20 player, but with his useful spin option as well and all that time playing in Hamilton makes him a fair T20 prospect - especially for Asian leagues.Sounds like Devcich has given up his ND contract so he’s able to travel the world as a 20/20 specialist. Somehow by the look of things he’s managed to pick up a Big Bash gig.