NZ's challenge to combat movement

Mark Donaldson is joined by ESPNcricinfo assistant editor Andrew McGlashan to discuss the upcoming second Test series between England and New Zealand at Headingley

May 21, 2013

Posted by   on (May 24, 2013, 7:34 GMT)

How many times have I heard NZ's challenge is to combat movement? Seeminglhy forever. Will they be able to? Of course not. They've talked the talk on this subject until the cows come home but as soon as there's even slightly testing conditions and reasonable quicks they fold like a house of cards. This will be another repeat. If they are put in to bat expect to see them rolled for under 100 with a likely repeat in the second innings. If this game goes more than 3.5 days I'll be surprised. Bottom line, NZ batsmen have neither the skills, nor more importantly, the bottle, to compete at the top level. No supporter expects wins all the time. Just a bit of backbone/fight. Alas, bowlers aside, this is a team of jellyfish.

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