@booboo said in Cricket: NZ vs England:
@Chris-B said in Cricket: NZ vs England:
@Cyclops Yeah - pretty much both of them got two hands to each catch, so you'd hope to catch both and expect to catch one.
Jeet starting to test the armchair selectors'patience - though in recent times the NZ selectors have proved to generally have more patience, but once you gone you stay gone (Marcellus Wallis).
Re Jeet. Have seen the odd Tweet and comment.
But tell me: do we have anyone better?
No, not really.
The players who have opened the batting for NZA in the last 2 years are:
- Jeet Raval
- Will Young
- Hamish Rutherford
- George Worker
- Seiffert (as a second innnings concussion elevation)
Will Young has never opened the batting for any other team except NZA, but he did really well, but he isn't available.
Worker is a white ball player. That's his ceiling IMO.
Rutherford is not a better than Raval, but he may be in better form.
The other option may be Tim Seiffert. Who's role for ND varies between opening the batting, batting middle order and keeping wicket. He's a possibility.
They're not going to debut an opening batsman in Perth.
Longer term; there is a potential Kane/Crowe level of promising opening batsman on the near horizon. But not yet.
Personally, for this season, I'd rather Jeet just reigns it in. He's out of form so lower his ambitions and tough it out aiming for a tough 20 seeing off the new ball. Rather than throwing a hail mary at Rutherford (the only other viable option).