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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    Didn't he have a decent CB series?
    Not batting at three though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    ORAM AT THREE?!?!?! Oh no we are screwed. Poor technique and inconsistent. Exactly the opposite of what you need for a number three.
    Does it really matter? It is one of the tactics they are going in with and if it doesn't work there are plenty of batsmen to follow. Oram could blow the game open if he comes off, quite similar to the McCullum situation. In the off season however, Oram has been working at consistentcy after the issue with the World Cup were he believes that he failed miserably where it counted.( see this month's Sky Sport Magazine).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportychic33 View Post
    Does it really matter? It is one of the tactics they are going in with and if it doesn't work there are plenty of batsmen to follow. Oram could blow the game open if he comes off, quite similar to the McCullum situation. In the off season however, Oram has been working at consistentcy after the issue with the World Cup were he believes that he failed miserably where it counted.( see this month's Sky Sport Magazine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaly piscine View Post
    I meant more in NZ's squad or who could get called up. Good opening batsmen are crucial in Twenty20.
    Vincent and Fulton are both manufactured openers and McCullum and Hopkins (both wicketkeepers) can also open the batting. Makes the decision to leave out Fleming even more stupid.
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    I thought McMillan would be the key in 20/20, he should be at four imo. I also think Taylor should be three and Oram five. It's not really Fulton's game imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian87 View Post
    I thought McMillan would be the key in 20/20, he should be at four imo. I also think Taylor should be three and Oram five. It's not really Fulton's game imo.
    Fulton used to be slow but then he started to develop as a one day player during the chappel hadlee getting that very fast 50. Since then his batting pace has not been an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    Fulton used to be slow but then he started to develop as a one day player during the chappel hadlee getting that very fast 50. Since then his batting pace has not been an issue.
    Fulton was the reason we won that game. Brilliant stuff. (the Mc's finished it, but HE started it.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Fulton was the reason we won that game. Brilliant stuff. (the Mc's finished it, but HE started it.)
    I rate Fulton more then I rate Taylor. There I said it. No ones gonna agree with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flem274* View Post
    I rate Fulton more then I rate Taylor. There I said it. No ones gonna agree with me.
    I agree with you, just a pity the selectors have screwed him around in Test cricket so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    I agree with you, just a pity the selectors have screwed him around in Test cricket so far.
    Similar for ODI cricket, too... he's batted everywhere. But in the NZ lineup, pretty much everyone has had a crack at every position

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macka View Post
    Similar for ODI cricket, too... he's batted everywhere. But in the NZ lineup, pretty much everyone has had a crack at every position
    TBF he hasn't been pushed up to open, a position he clearly isn't suited to, like has happened in Test cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perm View Post
    TBF he hasn't been pushed up to open, a position he clearly isn't suited to, like has happened in Test cricket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Yes, he has.
    Not with the same regularity though, which was what I was getting at.

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