Black Caps learning the lessons
Over the next few days, New Zealand's national selectors will digest numbers, take in two more rounds of State Shield cricket and make their plans, says David Leggat in the New Zealand Herald. All contenders are expected to be playing State cricket, the recovering Jacob Oram and Kyle Mills possible exceptions. Don't expect any surprises when the squad, tipped to be 13, is named next week.
Jamie Alter is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo