September 27, 2009

Champions Trophy

NZ know they're not good enough

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Poor shots appears to be the norm when it comes to New Zealand's batting, and what makes all parties so frustrated is between getting out there is some quality batting going on, writes Mark Richardson in the Herald on Sunday. He adds that it's time for Brendon McCullum to revert to his position down the order.

The promising start McCullum got will encourage the team to leave him in the current position. But right now games are not being won often enough by the current top-order and so maybe it is time to go back to a time when the Black Caps had the best lower-middle order in international cricket.

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