Australia should help New Zealand
New Zealand's low standard of domestic cricket, writes Andy Roo in The Roar, has been a hindrance to their rise in international cricket. If Australia could allow them to participate in the Big Bash League and the Sheffield Shield, their standards could improve.
Perhaps there is still the opportunity for teams from New Zealand to join the Big Bash League? Who knows where the T20 game will be in a few years time, given the changing nature of cricket. If New Zealand teams were to join the Australian competition, then perhaps this would lead to them also joining the Sheffield Shield.
Unlike other international examples, the rivalry has usually been a well natured one. Perhaps it is time to show some brotherly love and follow the compelling example of our netballing sisters.