Secret Kiwi weapon

Secret Kiwi weapon

Post by Pet » Fri, 14 Feb 2003 18:49:53


Maybe the secret weapon is not Vettori to open the batting at all,it is for
the kiwi`s to post a very low score as it seems to be happening right now
losing king Vettori(batting average 11)wonderful Fleming  gone also before
Vettori,now Styris, gone,very deliberate this is,the Windies will think the
pitch is  a nightmare to bat on and will crumble in the face of the might of
the kiwi attack,,,,, well I can dream can`t   I  ???
                 I remain, a long suffering kiwi supporter,
                     me.
 
 
 

Secret Kiwi weapon

Post by Myk Camero » Sat, 15 Feb 2003 15:46:15

Quote:

>Maybe the secret weapon is not Vettori to open the batting at all,it is for
>the kiwi`s to post a very low score as it seems to be happening right now
>losing king Vettori(batting average 11)wonderful Fleming  gone also before
>Vettori,now Styris, gone,very deliberate this is,the Windies will think the
>pitch is  a nightmare to bat on and will crumble in the face of the might of
>the kiwi attack,,,,, well I can dream can`t   I  ???
>                 I remain, a long suffering kiwi supporter,
>                     me.

If that was the secret weapon, it sure worked. Good knock by Adams at
the end gave a reasonable target to defend, and they did it well. The
Black Caps showed what a great fielding side they are - intense and
accurate. Great stuff!

Myk

 
 
 

Secret Kiwi weapon

Post by Andrew Dunfor » Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:38:10


Quote:

> >Maybe the secret weapon is not Vettori to open the batting at all,it is
for
> >the kiwi`s to post a very low score as it seems to be happening right now
> >losing king Vettori(batting average 11)wonderful Fleming  gone also
before
> >Vettori,now Styris, gone,very deliberate this is,the Windies will think
the
> >pitch is  a nightmare to bat on and will crumble in the face of the might
of
> >the kiwi attack,,,,, well I can dream can`t   I  ???
> >                 I remain, a long suffering kiwi supporter,
> >                     me.

> If that was the secret weapon, it sure worked. Good knock by Adams at
> the end gave a reasonable target to defend, and they did it well. The
> Black Caps showed what a great fielding side they are - intense and
> accurate. Great stuff!

I thought Vettori opening the batting was a qualified success.  Not that
Vettori himself did anything special (and in fact didn't have much strike),
but because Astle seemed to really benefit from not facing the first overs
and was setting himself up for a decent score when sawn off.  It's hard to
imagine Astle anywhere other than opening in odos, but it really hasn't
suited him lately.  I suppose the best solution would be for someone a bit
more solid than Vettori to open.  I'd be tempted to give Vincent the job.

Andrew

 
 
 

Secret Kiwi weapon

Post by Myk Camero » Sat, 15 Feb 2003 17:51:38

On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 21:38:10 +1300, "Andrew Dunford"

Quote:

>I thought Vettori opening the batting was a qualified success.  Not that
>Vettori himself did anything special (and in fact didn't have much strike),
>but because Astle seemed to really benefit from not facing the first overs
>and was setting himself up for a decent score when sawn off.  It's hard to
>imagine Astle anywhere other than opening in odos, but it really hasn't
>suited him lately.  I suppose the best solution would be for someone a bit
>more solid than Vettori to open.  I'd be tempted to give Vincent the job.

I'd agree that Vettori opening was somewhat successful, if only that
it meant that we didn't lose two or three quick wickets. He might not
have been the bolter at the start that he was hailed as, but at least
he didn't lose his wicket in the first straight away, and took the
pressure off the middle order.

The NZ bowling and (especially) fielding was certainly an improvement
on the Sri Lanka game. However I was disappointed, but maybe not
entirely surprised that Cairns bowled an over of pies.

Myk

 
 
 

Secret Kiwi weapon

Post by Michael Set » Sun, 16 Feb 2003 04:55:24

Quote:

> On Fri, 14 Feb 2003 21:38:10 +1300, "Andrew Dunford"

> >I thought Vettori opening the batting was a qualified success.  Not that
> >Vettori himself did anything special (and in fact didn't have much strike),
> >but because Astle seemed to really benefit from not facing the first overs
> >and was setting himself up for a decent score when sawn off.  It's hard to
> >imagine Astle anywhere other than opening in odos, but it really hasn't
> >suited him lately.  I suppose the best solution would be for someone a bit
> >more solid than Vettori to open.  I'd be tempted to give Vincent the job.

> I'd agree that Vettori opening was somewhat successful, if only that
> it meant that we didn't lose two or three quick wickets. He might not
> have been the bolter at the start that he was hailed as, but at least
> he didn't lose his wicket in the first straight away, and took the
> pressure off the middle order.

I wouldn't rely on Vettori to see off the opening bowlers, particularly
against someone like Pollock who can exploit he technical deificiencies.
When he bats as a nigh***chman in tests he often does well and
equally often gets out very quickly. Given his slightly unconventional
style he could do well against South Africa but I would hope that he
plays lots of shots rather than tries to survive for a while.
Cheers
Michael