Blackcaps Internationals 2020/21

Signman

also known as Mal
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BLACKCAPS v WEST INDIES MATCHES :

1st 20/20... Fri 27th Nov {Eden Park, Auckland} - 7pm {NZ Time}
2nd 20/20... Sun 29th Nov {Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui} - 2pm {NZ Time}
3rd 20/20... Mon 30th Nov {Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui} - 7pm {NZ Time}

1st Test... Thu 3rd Dec {Seddon Park, Hamilton} - 11am {NZ Time}
2nd Test... Fri 11th Dec {Basin, Wellington} - 11am {NZ Time}
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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BLACKCAPS v WEST INDIES MATCHES :

1st 20/20... Fri 27th Nov {Eden Park, Auckland} - 7pm {NZ Time}
2nd 20/20... Sun 29th Nov {Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui} - 2pm {NZ Time}
3rd 20/20... Mon 30th Nov {Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui} - 7pm {NZ Time}

1st Test... Thu 3rd Dec {Seddon Park, Hamilton} - 11am {NZ Time}
2nd Test... Fri 11th Dec {Basin, Wellington} - 11am {NZ Time}
Not sure how I missed this Mal. Has the Black Cap squads been chosen yet. Be interested to see what it is and who you think will have a good series.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Exactly mate, it's not really a proper series unless you play at least 3 tests.

We've only got 4 tests this year... 2 against West Indies, 2 against Pakistan.
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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Exactly mate, it's not really a proper series unless you play at least 3 tests.

We've only got 4 tests this year... 2 against West Indies, 2 against Pakistan.
Not close to sufficient. I'd be happy for us to host your blokes again sometime this year. After all it is only a short dash across the ditch. We are playing several white ballers with the BCs in Feb I think.. surely there is a window to tag at least a Test on top of that. But no as the ICC insists on these bloody one day only tours these days. Again, reason being white ball is the game's cash cow. Mal do you recall cricket ever having one day only international tours before the past few years? I dont.
 
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baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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Black Caps Test opener Tom Blundell has become the first man in first-class cricket to be dismissed obstructing the field since the handled the ball rule was removed as a mode of dismissal three years ago.
In a Plunket Shield match between Blundell's Wellington side and Otago at the Basin Reserve, Blundell defended a delivery down at his feet, with the ball then bouncing up to head height and threatening to fall back onto the stumps.
Sensing the danger, Blundell quickly turned and kicked at the ball with his right foot, which is permitted under the Laws of Cricket. But having not made enough contact and with the ball still heading down towards the stumps, Blundell then stuck out his right hand and deflected the ball away. The Otago fielders appealed, and the square-leg umpire rightly gave Blundell out, dismissed for 101.

My question Mal is if a hand ball was removed as mode of dismissal why then did the umpire give the raised digit to Blundell
Scroll down mate.
 
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Signman

also known as Mal
Not close to sufficient. I'd be happy for us to host your blokes again sometime this year. After all it is only a short dash across the ditch. We are playing several white ballers with the BCs in Feb I think.. surely there is a window to tag at least a Test on top of that. But no as the ICC insists on these bloody one day only tours these days. Again, reason being white ball is the game's cash cow. Mal do you recall cricket ever having one day only international tours before the past few years? I dont.
NZ has never played enough tests throughout the years Richie, that has always peeved me off... yeah, we're only over the ditch, would be great to play more tests against your blokes.
In NZ we play 5 smash/bash 20/20s against Aussie from 22nd Feb - 3rd March... mate, we've played a few one-day series only over the years, which again annoys me as I certainly prefer test matches.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Black Caps Test opener Tom Blundell has become the first man in first-class cricket to be dismissed obstructing the field since the handled the ball rule was removed as a mode of dismissal three years ago.
In a Plunket Shield match between Blundell's Wellington side and Otago at the Basin Reserve, Blundell defended a delivery down at his feet, with the ball then bouncing up to head height and threatening to fall back onto the stumps.
Sensing the danger, Blundell quickly turned and kicked at the ball with his right foot, which is permitted under the Laws of Cricket. But having not made enough contact and with the ball still heading down towards the stumps, Blundell then stuck out his right hand and deflected the ball away. The Otago fielders appealed, and the square-leg umpire rightly gave Blundell out, dismissed for 101.

My question Mal is if a hand ball was removed as mode of dismissal why then did the umpire give the raised digit to Blundell
Scroll down mate.
Saw that piece the other day Richie - that's just crazy mate, the umpire must have been smoking weed & forgotten that law was removed... Wgtn should complain to NZC so that sort of rubbish doesn't happen again.
There might be a silly law that if the fielders appeal against a batman stopping the ball with his hand from hitting the wickets the umpire then has to give him out ?
 
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Signman

also known as Mal
Here's the NZ squads Richie...


NZ 20/20 squad : Tim Southee (captain), Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett.
Game three only : Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mark Chapman in for Southee, Jamieson, Taylor.

NZ Test squad : Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Will Young.

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West Indies 20/20 squads : Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.

West Indies Test squad : Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.
Test Reserves : Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua DaSilva, Preston McSween, Shayne Moseley, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales.
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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Here's the NZ squads Richie...


NZ 20/20 squad : Tim Southee (captain), Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert, Glenn Phillips, Devon Conway, Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett.
Game three only : Doug Bracewell, Scott Kuggeleijn, Mark Chapman in for Southee, Jamieson, Taylor.

NZ Test squad : Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Latham, Tom Blundell, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult, Ajaz Patel, Will Young.

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West Indies 20/20 squads : Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Dwayne Bravo, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams.

West Indies Test squad : Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach.
Test Reserves : Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua DaSilva, Preston McSween, Shayne Moseley, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales.
Terrific Mal. BlackCaps Test squad same as played us.. excepting Will Young? Figured Ross Taylor may be nearing retirement.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Will young is 27 Richie - a right-handed batsman that bowls a bit of right-arm spin... he's good off the front & back foot so can strike the ball all around the wicket.
Yeah Taylor's 36, will probably only play for another year or two.
 

baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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Mal will see if I can find some footage of Young and the Saffer Conway. Mate I continue to be baffled as to why Santner keeps being selected for your blokes.
 

Signman

also known as Mal
Yeah, it's amazing how some coaches keep favouring certain players Richie - glad they didn't select him in the test squad.
Mate, couple of video clips of Conway & Young...







 
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baggygreen man

also known as Richie
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:thumbsu: Mal. Impressive hitting from Young. More interested in his red ball play to be honest. I rate a batsman on his pure cricket exploits. Conway looks the goods too. I say the BCs have two fine recruits to bolster their batting stocks.
 
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Signman

also known as Mal
True Richie, it's more difficult to judge how good a batsman is by just looking at them playing white ball cricket, can see though from some of their drives both are very good players... unfortunately it's hard to find them playing red ball cricket as we don't get live domestic red ball coverage in NZ.
Yeah mate, those two definitely give us more batting depth.
 
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