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Old 9th February 2010, 19:07   #101
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Seeing as this has been adopted as the NZ thread, I've changed the title.

I'll also contribute this interesting read about Jesse Ryder
"I know I can't afford to go feral and that basically keeps me in my place"
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Old 7th December 2012, 07:39   #102
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WTF is going on?
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Old 7th December 2012, 15:33   #103
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Getting into a situation where they're touring the #1 side's country without their best bat seems somewhat ****ing stupid.
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Old 8th December 2012, 13:43   #104
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With no Taylor, Ryder and Vettori we will get massacred again in the South African test series.

They've recalled Peter Fulton FFS who is bloody useless, we may as well pick Chris Martin in the top order.

I'd be surprised if either of the two tests go past 3 days.
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Old 8th December 2012, 13:47   #105
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With no Taylor, Ryder and Vettori we will get massacred again in the South African test series.

They've recalled Peter Fulton FFS who is bloody useless, we may as well pick Chris Martin in the top order.

I'd be surprised if either of the two tests go past 3 days.
I have to admit that Ross Taylor is not my favourite batsman to watch, but I can't deny that he's your best player and that it is insane that the management have hacked him off enough that he sits out what was always going to be a tough tour. Heads should roll with the management after this.
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Old 8th December 2012, 14:12   #106
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I have to admit that Ross Taylor is not my favourite batsman to watch, but I can't deny that he's your best player and that it is insane that the management have hacked him off enough that he sits out what was always going to be a tough tour. Heads should roll with the management after this.
I can understand their thinking about splitting the captaincy with McCullum taking over the ODIs and T20s where results haven't been that good recently but they've handled it badly with Taylor thinking he was losing the test captaincy as well.

The new NZ coach Mike Hesson is from Otago where McCullum is also from and I think Taylor feels like he was being railroaded out of the captaincy due to provincial loyalties.

It's a shame that with NZ being such a small cricketing country that we make ourselves even weaker with all this infighting and mismanagement with quality players like Taylor walking away in disgust.

Martin Crowe sums it all up in this article.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine...ry/596106.html
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Old 9th December 2012, 00:57   #107
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Ouch.

Crowe doesn't pull any punches there.
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Old 9th December 2012, 12:46   #108
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I have to admit that Ross Taylor is not my favourite batsman to watch, but I can't deny that he's your best player and that it is insane that the management have hacked him off enough that he sits out what was always going to be a tough tour. Heads should roll with the management after this.
Taylor putting himself before the team?
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Old 9th December 2012, 12:52   #109
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Ouch.

Crowe doesn't pull any punches there.
Hesson's wicki page was altered when Taylor got the push with the following:

"On December 7th Hesson got married to his long- term partner, Brendon McCullum."
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Old 10th December 2012, 08:30   #110
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NZ cricket board have always been clownish and Martin Crowe is right there. Interesting McCullum now captaining all three formats, when the idea was to split the workload.

Taylor has every right to be urined off.
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Old 23rd May 2013, 15:50   #111
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I have always had a soft spot for NZ sport. I support England of course, but I don't see why the cricket fans are so despondent. There are some very good, young cricketers around and despite the crap management and other issues, they have held their own in the last 4 Test against a side ranking 2 in the world apart from the last innings at Lords. Yes, they got stuffed in SA but, as England found out in 06/07 touring OZ, you can't take a side to play against the No. 1 team in the world with a side in disarray.

NZ need to stick with most of the team they have got.
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Agreed, their bowlers are more than competitive and relatively young/inexperienced so you'd imagine they'll get a bit better over the next few years. Need a genuine spinner though, unless they want to develop Williamson. Kane will also turn into a good test no3 soon enough (Athers loves him). Not sure about Rutherford or Brownlie and Fulton and Guptill are both pretty useless at test level (despite 2m's double ton at Auckland).
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Big respect for Chris Martin who has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. He was a total rabbit with the bat but he was half decent with the ball.
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Old 3rd July 2013, 16:40   #114
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I'm relieved that his career as an international batsman outlasted that of the less technically gifted and less aesthetically pleasing Andrew Symonds.
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Old 5th July 2013, 13:30   #116
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Chris Martin was one of those players I quietly admired because he gave it EVERYTHING that he had to improve himself as a player. I remember when he came to England in 2004 and looked way off the pace. The guy had the wherewithall to go away work so hard on his game and his fitness and I suspect the last 5 years of his test career were probably quite impress statistically. I know that granny will have a quiet smirk at his rather impressive record against DI Smith!
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Chris Martin was one of those players I quietly admired because he gave it EVERYTHING that he had to improve himself as a player. I remember when he came to England in 2004 and looked way off the pace. The guy had the wherewithall to go away work so hard on his game and his fitness and I suspect the last 5 years of his test career were probably quite impress statistically. I know that granny will have a quiet smirk at his rather impressive record against DI Smith!
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Got him 8 times, more than any other test bowler and Smith did palpably less well when up against Martin.
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Phil Hughes will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief that his arch nemesis has retired. And with Guptill looking less likely to be playing tests in the future, the combo that tore apart his technique (c. Guptill b. Martin) may not be around to taunt him any more.
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Phil Hughes will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief that his arch nemesis has retired. And with Guptill looking less likely to be playing tests in the future, the combo that tore apart his technique (c. Guptill b. Martin) may not be around to taunt him any more.
He's still rubbish though.

Incidentally, how are you supporting Peter Such these days? Do you help him across the road and stuff?
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