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New Zealand keep the faith

In the New Zealand Herald , David Leggat analyses the team the selectors have picked for the Trans-Tasman trophy against Australia.

George Binoy
George Binoy
25-Feb-2013
In the New Zealand Herald, David Leggat analyses the team the selectors have picked for the Trans-Tasman trophy against Australia.
Sinclair last played a test against England in 2008. His story is one of New Zealand cricket's most thumbed - two double hundreds and a 150 against Allan Donald, Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini at Port Elizabeth. Those considerable spikes stand out among a pile of troughs and eventually he was dispensed with, only to return as a stop-gap for an ODI against the West Indies a year after his previous appearance. He has had a good season with CD, averaging 58; he has 29 first-class hundreds and a 48.81 average. The problem is: would you put your shirt on getting more runs from Vettori at No 6 or Sinclair anywhere in the order?

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo