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'It was a brilliant game of cricket' - McCullum

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum shares his thoughts on his team's role in only the 32nd tie in ODI cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

January 25, 2014

Posted by Alexk400 on (January 27, 2014, 10:13 GMT)

Everyone have weakness. Period. Its nz coaching team job to find these players weakness not bowling to their strength. They have to watch how they got out in all their games and also what type of ball they could bot able to score. Away from body or close to body..So much analysis can be done and bowlers has to apply that. My question is bowler do not know how to contain because he thought he has 18 run cushion and started throwing to batsman strength and got shocked. For me jadeja is fine odi bowler who you can't score easily in slow wickets but as a batsman he has more weakness than strenth. I never seen nz bowl at hiss offside. This is commonsense in that you never bowl length , short ball at left handed batsman or bowl to body. They have natuarally faster body weight shift to create power. Its just that nz bowlers did not know anything or how to bowl.

Posted by Nampally on (January 26, 2014, 22:24 GMT)

@Alex400: Don't forget that India got over 300 vs. Australia in India 4 times in the recent ODI series, before coming to NZ. They scored 360 as their highest. This was against the pace & guile of Johnson, Siddle, Watson & co. On that basis much was expected of this team to perform well. Indian fans were extremely disappointed when Corey Anderson's late on slaught in the first 2 ODI's & his 3wkts. haul in each, won both the ODI's for NZ. Jadeja has 3 trip;e centuries to his credit in the Local Ranji Matches. He is no "duffer" in battng just because he bats @#7. India's top 6 were outstanding right thru' 2013 with Rohit scoring a double century in ODI, too. Due to top 6 being good, Jadeja is batting #7 & Ashwin #8.Your criticism of Anderson is unfair because he is the guy who was outstanding in all 3 ODI's. He was the best NZ bowler in ODI 3. No doubt he got the final over. It is tough to score 18 runs in one over. Jadeja, changed your "Nobody brand" into Heroics with an exciting TIE!

Posted by Alexk400 on (January 26, 2014, 19:02 GMT)

I know i am hard on nz team. I am looking for silverline or something in nz which helps them from this worst game of their life. if you can't defend 314 how in the world you going to defend 280 score? It seems like nz have no clue how to bowl yorkers and mix it up. Can you be clever? Being clever is not teachable. Being cunning is not teachable. I think nz team has lots of nice guys but lacks smart. Bowling with aggression ok , why not out think opposition. Jadeja is nobody , you fools make him like mianded by feeding to his strength. Never length ball or short ball to left hander. Left handers have natural weight shift in their movement which allow them to add more power to their short with quick turn. Its common sense to york and bowl full at the edge. Seriously i found anderson is bad bowler in pressure situation. He was feeding to jadeja strength. Awful to watch

Posted by Alexk400 on (January 26, 2014, 17:27 GMT)

Not brilliant game of cricket. Panick sets in with whole nz team. All nz bowlers become brainless like ishant sharma overnight,. Awful captaincy by mccullum. Plain pathetic.

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