December 23, 2013

New Zealand cricket

A troubled talent worth keeping

Chris Rattue, writing for the New Zealand Herald, opines that Brendon McCullum should be moved up the order to accommodate the more flamboyant and fan-favourite Jesse Ryder in the Test team.

Although I believed Taylor should captain the test side and McCullum the other teams, it would be churlish to keep promoting that system after such a comprehensive series victory. Maybe the Mike Hesson-McCullum leadership has something to it, even if the West Indies helped by rolling over. This New Zealand team are showing spirit and McCullum's decisions, including bowling first in Hamilton, have worked out. But he needs to take one for the team and move back up the order.

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