ONLY 4 WICKETS IN OVER 100 OVERS

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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11/22/20, 9:20:35 AM 
This is only the first game after lockdown and a many other factors to consider, but I'll be lying if I say I'm not a lil concern that our bowlers- almost the test line up, couldn't get more wickets.

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/22/20, 10:53:07 AM 
In reply to Emir

It's early days, but bowlers usually have to adjust their length when they go to NZ, the fast bowlers usually have to bowl a fuller length and the spinners usually have to have many variations. However the series will be a difficult one for the WI, most NZ tours usually are, going back in History, the tour when Sammy was captain, ended up being the end of the Test careers of some players, a few name are Sammy, Kirk Edwards, Deonarine and Best.

link sunfish Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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11/22/20, 1:12:50 PM 
Hopefully they will learn from this match but Gabriel and co did come up short.

Me thinks Holder will be the wicket taker because of his hight and bounce and movement.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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11/22/20, 6:19:57 PM 
The fact that we made so much runs says a Lot about the pitch.

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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11/22/20, 9:03:13 PM 
In reply to natty_forever

so much runs
shock

The opposition made a few less but declared with only 3 wickets down.

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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11/22/20, 9:04:10 PM 
In reply to dayne

I hope so, look I don't want to make a big deal out of it but I am concerned.

link Baje Joined: Dec 9, 2002
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11/22/20, 10:12:38 PM 
In reply to natty_forever

Exactly we scored 350 plus so it was probably nice and flat with no turn

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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11/23/20, 7:52:08 AM 
In reply to Emir

Exactly, batting paradise. If we were a better batting side we too would only have lost 3 wickets. Context Emit context.

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 6, 2020
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11/23/20, 10:18:02 AM 
In reply to Emir

Yes ...really concerned...but hopefully it's practice match effect ........ experiments by batsmen and bowlers....in the last N.Z. tour few players performed exceptionally in practice matches but failed miserably in test matches.......this time it's reverse......

link solidrock Joined: Jan 15, 2009
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11/24/20, 7:16:47 AM 
In reply to Emir
This fact bothers me a lot.

link natty_forever Joined: Apr 27, 2003
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11/24/20, 7:33:52 AM 
If it just bothering you guys, where have you been these pass 20 years???

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 6, 2020
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11/24/20, 8:01:15 AM 
In reply to natty_forever

In last 20 years ,we never had such a good bowling attack..... Gabriel,Roach and Holder are all in top 20... although Holder did not play.... Joseph not taking wickets in recent pass.... admittedly poor bowling efforts of past cannot be alibi for present poor performance......

link Emir Joined: Aug 8, 2014
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11/24/20, 8:54:39 AM 
In reply to natty_forever

If it just bothering you guys, where have you been these pass 20 years???


Context Natty, context mi boy. "20 years ago" was the beginning of a new era, by now we expected to have become better and evidence to do point that way, so any regression causes a lil worries.

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