New Zealand squad for England series

Discussion in 'All Other Sports' started by darwin_23, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    New Zealand have named there ODI and 20/20 squads for the England tour starting in early February, they are as follows:

    Twenty20 squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Jesse Ryder, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Peter Fulton, Kyle Mills, Paul Hitchcock, Chris Martin, Tim Southee.

    ODI squad: Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum (vice-captain/wicketkeeper), Jesse Ryder, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Peter Fulton, Jacob Oram, Kyle Mills, Paul Hitchcock, Chris Martin, Michael Mason, Jeetan Patel

    The big news is the inclusion of the very talented Jessie Ryder, a left-handed opening batsmen whose off-field issues have stopped him becoming the world class cricketer that he has the potential to be. Hitchcock is a specialist death bowler, whose more than handy with the bat, while Southee is a young (19 years old) pace bowler included in only the 20/20 squad to give him experience at this level.

    The lineup for the ODI's will look something like:

    Hitchcock or Mason or Patel (hopefully Patel)

    Given the home ground advantage I'd suggest that New Zealand would start as slight favourites in the ODI series, though I imagine it will be a close series.
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  3. nam97

    nam97 Guest

    Pretty decent team, can't complain about anyone here. I've been gunning for Ryder to make the team for 4 years, let's hope he goes well. I'd still like to see a youngster get a shot, Corey Anderson (Canterbury) who is 17 would be a good choice.

    Hope Patel nudges out Hitchcock (useless, trundling self proclaimed death bowler) and Mason (hasn't done squat for 3 years). THANK GOD THAT USELESS ***** MARK GILLESPIE IS DROPPED!!!
  4. darwin_23

    darwin_23 Guest

    It seems to be the general consesus that Hitchcock is useless, however I have always been a bit of a fan of his - I think its the entertainment value he provides in bowling continous slower balls, with the normal speed delivery used as a surprise delivery.

    Ryders inclusion is interesting in that he has not really been in great form this year compared to some previous years, however apparently he has got his attitide right this year - it would be nice if he could get his attitude right and score some runs!
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