November 26, 2010

New Zealand cricket

Points to ponder for New Zealand


In the New Zealand Herald, David Leggat says that though Daniel Vettori's side did better than expected in the tough Test series against India, questions remain ahead of Pakistan's arrival in January.

To McIntosh or not to McIntosh? Auckland opener Tim scored a gritty century to sit alongside scores of 0, 0, 4 and 8. The jury remains most assuredly out.
What of Gareth Hopkins? He seemed the obvious successor to Brendon McCullum as test keeper but didn't grab his opportunity. Batting in a range of spots, including No 3 in the final innings at Nagpur when he had a perfect opening to show his capabilities, Hopkins scored 44 runs in five innings. Others are waiting in the wings.


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