Oh look Southee got 20 off 6, and then out. No surprises there huh?
Posts made by westcoastie
No Sodhi in that list either.
We almost have an interchangeable XI.
You'd lock Guptill, Williamson, Taylor & Boult in though.
Imagine how dangerous Williamson & Taylor would be (actually the whole batting lineup) if they don't feel responsible for delivering the big score time after time. Brownlie, Broom, Guppy all getting some decent runs lately has to help.
I feel that Anderson = Munro = Neesham. We're still looking for that big hitting, mostly high-quality allrounder.
Santner is our current day Vettori.
Has to be time for Southee to be given the hoof.
I struggle to see what he brings to the current side...
Exhibit A. His batting is often reckless, and absolutely self-serving. He has zero appreciation for the team situation and bats for himself. He should be at #11. His batting average is 12 in his last 20 ODI's
Exhibit B. His bowling. From his last 22 ODI's he has taken less than a wicket per match, his average is out to 55. (thanks to a bit of Cricinfo Stastsguru searching. And he's slow. He's sending down 130km pies. At best. Often in the 120's. Neesham is quicker.
Unless we're keeping him in the team for his fabled ability to score with air-hostesses.
I would like to see:
Broom or Bruce
2 of Neesham, Anderson, Munro, Worker