@Cyclops said in Cricket: NZ vs England:
@gt12 said in Cricket: NZ vs England:
Wow, so Watling is heads and shoulders in our top team then. Good on that man.
The only question you'd have to ask as the selector is whether you want Watling who will dig you out if your top order is in trouble or Baz coming in at 300/5 and torching a bowling attack that's been worn down.
For all normal purposes, Watling is a dream keeper. Almost like clockwork you can rely on him to dig us out of a hole. The only weakness is that he doesn't seem comfortable coming out when we're already in a dominant position. I think it doesn't suit his game and as a result of his selflessness he tries to play a different way to try and progress the game and in doesn't work for him.
For a side with an all time top 6, Baz just slips in because we're much less likely to need a rescue job. For any real selection, Watling is the man for the job.
I'd go with Watling.
If we have our all time top 6, we would be playing against the all time top bowlers from others teams too.
We will definitely find ourselves in trouble against all time test bowlers from other nations.
BJ averages 43.10 as designated keeper, compared to Baz with 34.18