Wow - this would be one of the best/most successful last wicket partnerships ever!
Plenty bigger, but not many that have taken their team to a win. In fact - none!
When Guptill got out, why did they send in Ross Taylor? What was the point?
Why not send in e.g. Todd Astle? Or de Grandhomme?
It's like subbing on Richie McCaw for the last 10 minutes, when the ABs are up 50-0 and there's another dubutant loose forward on the bench.
We've got a batting line-up that could flounder us a world cup on their day, but I don't think we've got the bowlers - other than Boult.
Lochie is quick, but inconsistent.
Matt Henry can bowl a decent opening spell, but doesn't have enough variations to be a decent option at the death.
Neesh can't bowl a consistent line - he's straying down leg regularly.
Timmy's stats are very poor since the last CWC.
CdG is cannon fodder unless conditions suit him.
Santner is ok as a spinner, but he's no world beater in terms of taking wickets.
Ish can't bowl six good deliveries in an over - and hence is under pressure from Astle.
@KiwiPie Munro is a really weird one, because if his T20 record was his ODI record, he'd actually be a reasonable ODI batsman.
Average of 33.6; strike rate of 162 - three hundreds and nine fifties from 49 innings.
I'd take that over the untested Henry Nicholls opening.
@No-Quarter All well down here. Got evacuated for a few days, but back now.
I think Mark Geenty probably has the situation pretty much spot on. Astle and Sodhi fighting for a spot. Seifert, Munro and de Grandhomme probably done enough in recent games. Bracewell will be unlucky.