Cricket: NZ vs England



  • Annoyingly for Tim, at the start of the test he had a sub-30 bowling average and Colin was slightly over 30.

    Now - if Tim concedes 4 more runs before he gets wicket, their positions will be reversed.



  • What is wrong with Root in test cricket these days? Basically off the face of the bat to slip.

    STAT ATTACK

    Root is in his 87th test.

    After 29 tests he averaged 54.02.
    58 tests - 54.07
    87 tests - 47.60

    That's an average of 35.65 in that last set of 29 tests with just 3 tons.



  • @KiwiPie 34 tests as captain at 40.18.

    Probably pretty highly correlated!



  • Santner with that excellent 39 bowling average ...



  • @Tim said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    Santner with that excellent 39 bowling average ...

    Yeah, 5 an over too. An "holding" spinner...

    Looks like a few of us might have been right about that selection. Hopefully it all breaks up and he is of some use other than batting.



  • @booboo You really should have had an afternoon nap.



  • @Snowy whaadaya mean? You just woke me up...



  • Disappointed in the NZ attack today.
    It wasn't an attack. It was a NZ "bowl tidy"
    What the hell is the point of taking a new ball with two bowlers operating at 132km (Boult) and 128km (Southee) - I get it, its the end of the day, but fire it up. Get Wagner pinging it around.

    And don't get me started on Santners inclusion.

    Yes the pitch didn't have a lot, but Southee has been below par for ages. De Grandhomme was our best bowler today for christ-sake. Ridiculous.



  • Whats more, flipped Sky to the Aussie - Pakistan test. Cummins after 18 overs still bowling at 138kmh.
    Hazlewood into his 19th - 135kmh. Starc at 140kmh - admittedly 15 overs.



  • A good day out in the sun, and a classic grind of a test match day.

    The bowling attack was a very curious selection. Santner is a waste of a place in tests, and today was calling for someone like Ferguson who can actually bowl faster than military medium with the new (and old) ball.



  • @Donsteppa Stead isn't a patch on the last boss



  • @westcoastie the difference with Aust. bowlers is they are all 6 foot 5 and can bowl good line and length. Our fasts are usually shorter guys who spray it around and get carted. If they were that good they would be dominating more in domestic cricket. Test cricket is often about not losing the match by being shit. You can come back into play with a good session here and there and by bowling well at the end of an innings. If we were being aggressive we would have cut Santner - he may come into play in the 2nd innings, but hard to see.



  • Great one handed catch from Taylor at first slip!

    Stokes gone



  • @Duluth said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    Great one handed catch from Taylor at first slip!

    Stokes gone

    Now Pope!



  • @Hooroo said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @Duluth said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    Great one handed catch from Taylor at first slip!

    Stokes gone

    Now Pope!

    Boom!!! Southee now on a hat-trick



  • Timmy giving the middle finger to TSF.



  • I'd like to withdraw all my bad thoughts about the selection of Southee and Taylor being a useless slip fielder these days!



  • @kev said in Cricket: NZ vs England:

    @westcoastie the difference with Aust. bowlers is they are all 6 foot 5 and can bowl good line and length. Our fasts are usually shorter guys who spray it around and get carted. If they were that good they would be dominating more in domestic cricket. Test cricket is often about not losing the match by being shit. You can come back into play with a good session here and there and by bowling well at the end of an innings. If we were being aggressive we would have cut Santner - he may come into play in the 2nd innings, but hard to see.

    I agree that it was Ferguson or Santner not Ferguson or Southee. Ferguson looks like he might be legit unlike some of our previous quicks. I'm looking forward to seeing his first test. I think he should be a fourth quick so that Kane can deploy him strategically rather than asking him to replace one our openers.



  • Watching this test is reminding me how much I like our commentary team.

    I wonder how many of them will (or are available to) shift across to Spark.

    Ian Smith pretty much definitely not, because he has rugby and overseas commentary options with Sky - and has pretty much already said how disappointed he'll be to not be doing it.



  • @Chris-B so that might rule out guys like Doull as well who work overseas series, presumably for sky


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