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    Thread: World Cup 2019: Other Teams (non NZ) Matches and Team Discussion

    I think WI are done. Unlike most of the other teams at this tournament, they really lack a strong team dynamic due to the presence of all their T20 mercenaries. I've got nothing against that btw, but...

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    Thread: England Tour New Zealand 2018

    Milne isn't. He was struggling to crack 140 kmh on last year's tour of India, and hasn't looked any faster since coming home this domestic season. And while Ferguson is quick, he lacks stamina, and...

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    Thread: South Africa tour of New Zealand

    Pity but can't be helped.

    I think Wagner definitely had a very mixed series by his recent standards. Was brilliant at Dunedin, but poor at the Basin (probably the worst I've seen him bowl in the...

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    Thread: South Africa tour of New Zealand

    Runners have been abolished completely, so no. If Taylor comes out to bat, I imagine he'll be in boundary hitting mode.

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    Thread: South Africa tour of New Zealand

    Nah, Saffers have no fear of fast bowling and Ferguson would've been cannon-fodder on a pitch this slow.

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    Thread: South Africa tour of New Zealand

    I think that's slightly dense of Hesson. Of course Guptill is going to carve up in domestix in the middle order. If ****ing Munro can come back from the kind of ODI form he's been in to clonk back to...

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    Thread: South Africa tour of New Zealand

    Not a great innings from Taylor, but at least he didn't get out until the match was more or less over.

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    Henry played at Lords and Headingly in 2014. Lords was a fair surface for batsmen and bowlers. Headingly probably favoured the seamers more than the batsmen. Henry was rubbish at both. He also did...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    God our tail is so rubbish. Jeets was only ever a good number 10 when he was in his 20's. Nowadays he'd struggle to make it higher than 11 for most teams and yet here he is batting at 9. Don't get me...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    Keep the bagging going and we might get this innings rapped up tonight.

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    Thread: Haters Gon Hate

    Ronchi is terrible against the new ball. Conditions won't be super challenging in India, but I think it's better to keep him in the middle-order where his proficiency against spin will be of most...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    Almost nobody says this. As you said in your first para, it comes down to whether or not she said no at the time. If she did, then it's rape, and all the other stuff that happened up to that point is...

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    Thread: Haters Gon Hate

    It's not just a mindset thing. Guptill has got serious technical flaws that are more exposed in test cricket than in the shorter forms. He plays with very hard hands, well in front of his body with...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    Patel went alright on his last tour of India, 7 wickets at 35 (and iirc he was a victim of Taylor's wobbly slip catching at the time). If nothing else he'll be a definite improvement on Craig and...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of India 2016

    NZ got a bit lucky with the timing of the rain there. Latham in particular was looking exhausted, doubt he would've lasted much longer in the final session. And with the ball really starting to rip...

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    Thread: New Zealand tour of Africa 2016

    Ryder would be a handy player for the T20 and ODI teams now that McCullum is gone. But it's been clear that his first class game is shot for some time now.

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    Thread: Australia tour of New Zealand 2016

    I think Australia will do this pretty cosily. New Zealand had a chance of nudging 400 when Guptill was going, and even after his runout, failing to score 350 is poor. At least 30 short of something...

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    Thread: Australia tour of New Zealand 2016

    Not too concerned about Australia’s advantage in spin bowling. Better spinners than Lyon have been pumped on NZ pitches in recent years. And big question marks still hang over Smith, Voges and...

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    Thread: Pakistan T20 + ODI Series

    Milne showing his value to this ODI side there. It's hard for lower order bats to slog accurate high 140's pace.

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    Thread: Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2015-16

    So I take it you think that guys who average nearly 40 in test cricket grow on trees, huh? No doubt that Baz probably underachieved in test cricket, but there's also no doubt that he's one of NZ's...

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    Thread: Domestic Cricket

    By watching him bowl - which I think is what the selectors have done. Bowlers of his pace will struggle against international batsmen, because they just have too much time to adjust. But yeah, his...

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    Thread: Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2015-16

    Ryder will never play for NZ again, especially now that he's found out that he can **** around with his training and discipline and still make decent money from his county contract. Shame, but at...

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    Thread: Domestic Cricket

    Given the ability of your average domestic hack to pick a leg break from a top-spinner? Anyway, the point isn't about whether it's easier for someone like Arnel to take wickets in NZ - it's about the...

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    Thread: Domestic Cricket

    Yeah, Astle has very good domestic stats, but then again so did Brent Arnel. His problems are close to insurmountable in my view: slow, not much bounce, modest turn and not even very accurate. I...

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    Thread: Sri Lanka tour of New Zealand, 2015-16

    Nah, McCullum's shelled plenty of slip chances in his time. Taylor definitely a better bet in the slips even these days.

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