New Zealand cricket August 22, 2010

Time for a remake of 'Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly and Wobbly'

ESPNcricinfo staff
Conditions in the ongoing Sri Lanka tri-series have proved that New Zealand will be best served by a medium-pace attack of "Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly and Wobbly" for the World Cup in the sub-continent next year, writes Andrew Alderson in the New

Conditions in the ongoing Sri Lanka tri-series have proved that New Zealand will be best served by a medium-pace attack of "Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly and Wobbly" for the World Cup in the sub-continent next year, writes Andrew Alderson in the New Zealand Herald.

The latest match in Dambulla has highlighted the need to audition New Zealand bowlers for a remake of "Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly and Wobbly", a phrase initially coined by English commentator David Lloyd to describe the New Zealand medium pace attack of Gavin Larsen, Chris Harris, Willie Watson and Rod Latham.

While the sub-continent is understood to be under instruction from the International Cricket Council to liven up their wickets, the current Sri Lankan conditions are an indication bowlers who make batsmen do the work will be in demand.

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