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WTF is wrong with Raina? 7 off 21 balls.
His inning didn't do it for you? Or are you being ironic tough to tell without a smilie.It's a good thing Broom is rubbish.
Was having a crack at the NZ supporters (of which there are a lot of) who continue to tell us Broom is no good, despite having limited opportunities. I've been saying Broom should be in the side for 3 years!His inning didn't do it for you? Or are you being ironic tough to tell without a smilie.
I am glad Broom did ok in this game or they might have gone with an extra bowler for the real games.
I hope we put in a good showing at this competition unlike the ill fated compaq cup disaster.
I find it weird batting a specialist bat at 7, especially when Broom is more of a proper batsman than a hitter. Sure he obviously connected with a few against India in the warmup but his hitting/ slogging hasn't looked very good when I've watched before that. I guess they want to give Oram time to play himself in at 6, but not really sold on that.Broom is probably our best bet for number 6 TBH. The only other players I could see succeeding there are Ryder and a player like Kitchen (though I'd like to see him through another domestic season).
Broom should play 6.I find it weird batting a specialist bat at 7, especially when Broom is more of a proper batsman than a hitter. Sure he obviously connected with a few against India in the warmup but his hitting/ slogging hasn't looked very good when I've watched before that. I guess they want to give Oram time to play himself in at 6, but not really sold on that.
In fact in general it's very odd that we have McCullum, Ryder, Guptill and Taylor who are ALL hitters/ strokemakers in the top four, followed by Elliott, Oram, Broom, Vettori who are not really hitters. Two are 'nurdlers', Broom is more of a normal batsman and Oram can hit but is a slow starter and is out of form.
So what happens when we need to consolidate at the start, or hit at the end of an innings?
Well i hope they do. But from what i have seen recently that india is finding it extremely hard to even get close to chasing big totals. The compaq series was one example, true they won against NZ but they only chased 160 odd runs. Against sri lanka before the finals they were completely thrased when chasing 300+ runs even when they had tendulkar as an opener and again yesterday against NZ. What i am trying to say is Indias weakness is not only their bowling atm but their batting is also not firing when they are exerted in a bit of pressure.I guess India will play better with Sachin and Gambhir in the side. Nayar should play instead of Yusuf Pathan and Mishy should replace RP Singh.
I agree about Ryder likely being better down the order. Only problem is that would leave McCullum and Guptill opening together who are too similar IMO. Followed by who, Broom at 3?Would rather move Ryder down than McCullum. Ryder struggles a little against the moving ball and if he went down the order could see him averaging 40+ with a good S/R