It’s hard to watch.
It’s pretty gruesome. The kiwis were always going to struggle on this tour. But even I didn’t think there would be such a massive gulf between the two sides.
In the 9 days of cricket we have had so far, the Kiwis have never looked like they were in front or the business or that they cared.
Their inexperienced top order have predictably struggled. But its their lack of any sort of fight that annoys me a little.
Ryder seems lazy at the crease. Missing straight ones and padding ones he should be hitting. The openers have struggled against the quicks too, let alone the spinners.
Ross Taylor seems like the only Kiwi who’s showed up. Apart from Vetorri who is always there or thereabouts.
McCullums done shit.
With the ball, they have been relatively better. O’brien and Martin have done a reasonable job. But on the subcontinent that’s just not good enough. You need to be able to come back with the old ball. Arts these two need to learn. Badly.
Vetorri has been in the wickets but he just doesn’t scare you like Murali or a Warne.
I’m hoping the match ends by lunch. Put me and the Kiwis out of our misery.
At least the ODIs should be competitive.