November 14, 2007

New Zealand cricket

The Skippy issue

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

'On Monday I wrote that Mathew Sinclair should be in the test team', writes Hamish McDouall in the stuff website. 'Two days and 243 runs later, the rest of the country agrees.'

Sinclair has been a nearly man for half a decade. His absence from the test team, considering three big test hundreds, another two ODI centuries and 11 international 50s, seems inexplicable when players like Papps, How, Cumming, Fulton and any number of Marshalls have been preferred.

Also read Paul Holden's blog in the same website writing on the naffest cricket merchandise…ever.

Meanwhile the saga that is Shane Bond's cricket career continues, says Sam Worthington in the Dominion Post. Bond touches down in Christchurch today after being invalided out of yet another tour.

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Siddhartha Vaidyanathan is a former assistant editor at Cricinfo

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