Australia tour of New Zealand 2016

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    meeekael wrote:
    But then hiring McMillan as batting coach....Haha...How did that work!? McCullum took the piss out of him on the most recent cricket show. Was a good laugh.
    McMillan actually has a pretty good test batting record (in NZ terms). Who else would you get?

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    labcat wrote:
    McMillan actually has a pretty good test batting record (in NZ terms). Who else would you get?
    No idea, I'm just stoaked it worked out as well as it has.

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    labcat wrote:
    McMillan actually has a pretty good test batting record (in NZ terms). Who else would you get?
    Get that Mark Richardson fella

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    Black Plague*** wrote:
    Get that Mark Richardson fella
    Richardson is one of those guys who proves that success at a test cricket level is more mental than technical. His technique was deeply flawed, but through sheer willpower (shelving all the shots he couldn't reliably play) he build an impressive record.

    I don't believe mental strength can be taught, so your coaches should be focusing on fixable mistakes in technique, which requires a good knowledge of technique to begin with in my opinion.

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    signman wrote:
    Yeah, with our team underperforming as badly as they have it never comes down to just blaming one or two people, coaches & players all have to take responsibility.

    If a team gets beaten when you can see they've played pretty well as a unit, all the individuals have done their jobs properly then you can live with it... it's unbelievable though how quickly our standards have dropped in these two tests against Aussie, they didn't really do anything amazing, just played good solid sensible cricket, something that we were doing really well over the last couple of years.
    If the groundsmen prepare grounds that do a lot early on then flatten out after only 2 hours, you better win the toss.

    And their bowlers were better than ours.

    I liked the way Sohdi was chucking it up in the ODIs, and I'm sorry he didn't play in the tests.

    Unlike most people, I think he's making progress.

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    He hasn't corrected any of the major technical flaws in his bowling action we had a big discussion about on here a couple of years back. I really hope he can prove me wrong, but I just see him getting absolutely slaughtered by a good batting lineup in Test cricket (where batsmen have no real scoring pressure and can just wait for the inevitable shit ball).

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    Celticknife wrote:
    Hiring a bits and pieces medium pace all-rounder as a dedicated bowling coach was an interesting decision for sure.
    No problem with that, Brent Arnel is probably the best bowling coach in the country and he's not exactly express.

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    Celticknife wrote:
    Richardson is one of those guys who proves that success at a test cricket level is more mental than technical. His technique was deeply flawed, but through sheer willpower (shelving all the shots he couldn't reliably play) he build an impressive record.

    I don't believe mental strength can be taught, so your coaches should be focusing on fixable mistakes in technique, which requires a good knowledge of technique to begin with in my opinion.
    Richardson also had a method in which to build those robust gameplans against bowling attacks and how to practice exactly how you intended to play. There are two books I recommend to any young cricketer who wants to get the right idea around how to become professional

    Ian Pont - Fast Bowlers Bible
    Mark Richardson - Thinking Negatively.

    Large parts of Richardson's book talked about the thought process behind good practice and good game plans, and in adopting it I was able at the end of my premier and rep cricket seasons to turn myself from a guy who averaged 25-30 with the bat batting aggressively, to someone averaging 55 with the bat through limiting certain shots that had a higher risk of dismissal.

    If I'd read Ian Pont's book earlier, I probably wouldn't have ended up with the stress fractures, torn rotator cuff and ****ed knees.

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    Zarkov wrote:
    If the groundsmen prepare grounds that do a lot early on then flatten out after only 2 hours, you better win the toss.

    And their bowlers were better than ours.

    I liked the way Sohdi was chucking it up in the ODIs, and I'm sorry he didn't play in the tests.

    Unlike most people, I think he's making progress.
    Winning the toss is an advantage but not crucial, the bounce in our pitches are pretty reliable & it's not as though the ball zigzags all over the place in a 1st session.

    No doubt their bowlers performed better than ours in both tests because they did the basics well.

    Yeah, like the progress Sodhi is making too... great asset having a leggie, still get turn on a flat wicket, whereas an off-spinner needs to rely on landing in a foot mark or ball indentation to get assistance.

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    Fella wrote:
    No problem with that, Brent Arnel is probably the best bowling coach in the country and he's not exactly express.
    The big difference in my opinion is that Arnel reliably swung the ball as a bowler. If he had better physical attributes (allowing him to bowl 10kph faster) he probably would have been a great NZ bowler.

    Dmitri wasnt even a specialist bowler as a player.

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    Fella wrote:
    Family reasons, the bullshit in the press about altercations with McCullum are bullshit.

    Ultimately, he gets paid more money to work twelve weeks a year in various leagues where he can have his family with him, than he was when he was on the road 34-36 weeks a year with the NZ setup without his family.

    And if you ask me, Southee was at his peak under Allan Donald, and Boult really didn't change until his injury and had been bowling that way for several years.
    Boult notably improved under Chaminda Vaas as well, a fellow left armed seamer. He even stated that himself.