Bit disappointed in the Redmond selection really, hes past it to be perfectly honest. A couple of nice spells by Best but the Windies are really missing Roach and Rampaul, Gabriel has been pretty awful and even though Sammy has been ok, he should never be a third seamer.
I don't think it's that bad. Most people were kind of annoyed when he did get dropped after his 83 and he is in good form. If he does well then it's good for NZ cricket as it creates competition. If he doesn't well Williamson will be fit for the next game so we're fine
Just wondering NZ supporters, if this McCullum revives his batting & with Ryder coming back soon, what would be your preferred top 6 in tests?
Would you drop Anderson for Ryder or would you drop one of the openers, keep Anderson & ask McCullum to open again?
Its an interesting one, I'll wait and see how Anderson does in this series but the problem with dropping him is we are then a bowler short. His mediums came in really handy in Bangladesh. We can forget about dropping one of the openers because McCullum will definitely not do it.
Ryder is potentially a decent opener, he's pretty late on the ball which is what you want for playing swing. more than a few people have compared his style to trescothick.