@labcat since the beginning of the year he’s come off a lot more than he hasn’t though. A massive talent for such a young player.
I think we’ve missed a trick not picking him in the WC squad.
I think so too. They've gone with neither him nor Munro, so not that absolute 'from ball one go for it' option at the top.
I also think by the time the WC starts, those UAE wickets are going to be worn out and spinning sideways. (the second half of IPL, plus the T20WC prelimnary rounds will be played on them for a month before we play out first games).
So, in hindsight, Ajaz not in the squad is probably also a missed trick. I say in hindsight, as this wasn't an outrageous or particularly controversial decision 10 days ago. But on other hand ... these Bangladesh wickets have made spinners look good, so should be weary of reading too much into it.
NZ do have 3 spinners in that squad (and 2 half/part time spinners), so I'm not criticising the balance for that squad. But we have 2 leggies selected. I just have a hunch that the pitches may get so ragged that we could get even more bang for our buck with 2 specialist finger spinners plus just the one leggie.
I also think Jamieson ahead of Milne is a mistake.
I’m sure he ( along with a host of others ) got up to some dodgy shit during his IPL days but Smith and Warner blatantly cheated in a test match for their country. Do people still hold that against them or do they realise they are a couple of outstanding cricketers ? ( one of them especially )
Smith and Warner cheated to win for their country. It was shit.
Others allegedly cheated to fix results for bookies. That is shit x shit wrapped in poo
@rapido I submit that it is impossible to lose $1,000,000.00 in five days. There is no way ground hireage and other associated costs involved could possible total that much. I call the NZCC's bluff and ask them to provide evidence of this supposed loss.
Yes, it's never really been challenged as a figure, or broken down. It's a figure put out by NZC about 2 years ago to justify their scheduling.
It might be they lose $1m of revenue compared to alternative of hosting 2 white ball matches. It might not, it might be bollocks.
I haven't seen a breakdown either, so can only give reckons, but host nations pay the cost of the touring teams, so that probably factors in somewhere. 5 days of test cricket compared to 3 ODIs/T20s also probably has quite a difference in ground costs and revenue, and possibly impact on the value of TV rights.
I don't get the calls to drop Kane from the T20s. I agree if he is feeling fatigued but he has been one of the key players until the last 3 games, not to mention his performances in the IPL where he is one of the few Kiwi batsmen to have success.
But then the Fern has always been the place to call for people's heads due to only being able to remember the previous game.
Well not in his case. He’s universally adored.....but to reiterate my point if he forgoes 20/20 to help his career in the other two formats then so be it.
Yep, you're right, with the integral part being it's his decision alone. I'm up for anything he wants to do. Hell he could insist on batting in black face, wearing a diamond tiara and striding out to " nice tits, shame about the face" at full bore, and I'd back him to the hilt!
I just want to watch him bat as much as possible. Even his golden ducks are classy🙂
And am assuming his % probabilities are assuming each of the 2,700 odd outcomes have equal chance of occurring, when of course one team is likely to be more favoured over another in any given game, mesding wuth his actual probabilities ...
Somehow I'm mates (spent a bit of time) with several high profile coaches in Oz, including the Oz assistant.
The attitude of " how good of a player were you" doesn't seem relevant to their work with the players. Bear in mind that these players have had scores of coaches throughout all their lives so the assessment of said coaches doesn't really rely on their past as players beyond the first week of contact.
Darren Berry one day explained to me the offer he was pursuing from the Auckland Aces. Low low money and with covid standing in the way of getting family to nz for a bit suggests that pretty much nz coaching staff must come from within, I'd suggest
But good luck Luke, like rapido says, he was a selfless player (mostly opened for WA) and our fielding was exemplary when he had the gloves - there's something in that.
Late 2017, watching TB pick up his dog's business while chatting to couple on terrace of overlooking flat with that happy smile of his certainly came across as the behaviour of a top bloke. Living the dream I s'pose?!
Black Caps contracted players for 2020-21:
Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Devon Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jimmy Neesham, Ajaz Patel, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Kane Williamson, Will Young.
Australia’s Hopes For National Sporting Success Now Pinned On Wallabies
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In a frightening prospect for our country, national hopes for sporting success are now pinned on the national Rugby Union team.
Following months of expectation, excitement and positivity, the country’s women’s soccer team and now men’s cricket team have had their hopes for glory dashed.
This comes after the old foe knocked us out of the World Cup in the Semi-Final overnight after a commanding display with the ball.
The 8 wicket victory for the English leaves Australia now looking to the last remaining notable World Cup this year for glory.
“Fuck,” said a spokesperson for the nation out the front of the Lord Kidman Hotel in the Old City District this morning.
“This is not good. Pinning anything other than disappointment on the Wallabies is a bad, bad idea.”
“And now we are pinning our hopes for national glory on them.”
“Jesus this is bad. Let’s hope New Zealand’s first three strings of teams all go down injured and the Fijian’s have a bad day when we come up against them in the group.”
The spokesperson explained how after an Origin defeat on Wednesday night and the impending bottom of the ladder finish for his baby Broncos he’s feeling desperate.
“Let’s go you Wallabies I guess”
“At least we’ve got Ash Barty.”
World championships start just as cricket finishes but worryingly for oz the diamonds are not expected to win especially after losing the final of the comm games at home to the poms. Jamaica are also a shot at the title
Silver Ferns will rely on a favourable draw to make the semis - sound familiar- but then will crash and burn
yeah yeah, brand new approach amazing attacking mindset - did the poms invent it? or should the credit go to mccullum?
or romesh kaluwitharana?
paddy greatbatch going down the pitch to the WI quicks in '92?
Smithy's mates "smithy put the fork down champ, you're starting to look like a party balloon"
Smithy "haha yea probably right mate, I'll skip breakfast tomorrow and wank on about how i am "intermittent fasting""
some yappy aussie fuckwit "haw haw smithy you fat fluffybunny"
Smithy "fuck right off Slats you giant douchebag"
Slats is such a throwback.
I heard on Newstalk ZB ( only station I can get in the work car ) that Doctors aren't allowed to tell someone they're obese anymore cos it might hurt their feelings.
NZ ODI batting record achieved by Kane Williamson in this match.
With consecutive innings of 79* (v Afghanistan), 106* (v SA), and 148 (v WI) he scored 333 runs before being dismissed.
This beats the NZ record held by Chris Harris of 320 ODI runs before being dismissed, achieved over nine matches May 1997-January 1998 with consecutive scores of:
26*, 77*, 29*, 18*, 52*, 9*, 37*, 62*, 10
Wow, and we wank on about Michael Bevan.....fantastic effort that.
Sorry for ever laughing at your hair, thinking you were a poor mans Cairnsy and ever doubting you "Harry"
"The other impressive part of the chase was the way Williamson and company played Imran Tahir. For the premier legspinner to go wicketless showed a clear, smart gameplan in terms of identifying where the main risk was".
Tahir should have had a wicket or two, we were certainly helped by a dropped catch or two and Williamson could have easily been out a few times. Hopefully we have the middle order and tail to deal with this outcome if it occurs at the pointy end of the comp