NZ tour of Sri Lanka- 2 Tests and 3 T20's- August-September 2019

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  1. Meth

    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    A bit of a sneaky tour here.

    The last time we played Test matches in Sri Lanka was more notable for what happened off the park- it was Ross Taylor's last series as NZ captain (I think). The series was drawn and that was considered to be quite the achievement.

    A good chance for us to bounce back from the WC blues.

    I guess we're going to see a 15 man squad with an emphasis on spin?

    Williamson (c)
    Boult
    de Grandhomme
    Latham
    Nicholls
    Southee
    Wagner
    Waitling
    Blundell/Seifert?
    Santner
    Sodhi
    Young
    Neesham
    Raval
    Taylor

    Maybe a few players that could do without this tour- chiefly, Trent Boult?
     
  2. JJ

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    I'd be happy resting Boult and letting Ferguson have a crack, still a quality test pace attack with Southee, Henry, Wagner and Lockie

    Blundell over Seifert for tests but behind him and Phillips for shorter stufff

    Hopefully Neesh is back at 6 in the test team... that's what I want, and us to win, think we're ranked #2? Good to consolidate that
     
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    Meth Moderator Staff Member

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    Squad Kane Williamson (capt), Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Jeet Raval, Will Somerville, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling

    Boult it. Ferguson does not get a crack.

    Also, Astle, Patel and Somerville...no Sodhi.

    Blundell.

    CDG over Neesham...or at least, CDG and not Neesham
     
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    NZ 137/3

    A 3 wicket burst right before lunch had Sri Lanka on top but conservative tactics and bowling has allowed us to build a nice partnership.
     
  5. JJ

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    Pretty shit performance this...
     
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    Typical NZ. Easier getting the first 5 wickets than the last 5.

    Williamson and Taylor with two of the more reckless dumb shots you'll see in the second innings.

    We show more patience in the ODI's than we do in tests.
     
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    Williamson has had two un Williamson like innings

    Strange team and squad imo

    Wagner should play and why Colin is anywhere spin is important is bizarre
     
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    Waitling and Someville's partnership is key. Another 100 runs and I suspect we're in relatively good shape.
     
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    233-8

    Lead of 215 at the moment. Too close to call.
     
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    Boulty playing ODI stylez. Lead already up to 240.
     
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    Si Lanka doing it easy atm
     

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