ICC WT20 | Super 8s | England vs New Zealand | Pallekele | 29/9/12


Test Debutant
Nov 4, 2007
A very important match for both teams as they have lost one match each.

New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bat first.

England team

C Kieswetter†, AD Hales, LJ Wright, EJG Morgan, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler, TT Bresnan, SCJ Broad*, GP Swann, DR Briggs, ST Finn

New Zealand team

MJ Guptill, JEC Franklin, BB McCullum†, LRPL Taylor*, RJ Nicol, DL Vettori, DAJ Bracewell, KS Williamson, NL McCullum, TG Southee, KD Mills
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Oram ruled out by stomach bug

New Zealand Cricket announced that Jacob Oram has been ruled out of today’s Super 8 match against England in Pallekele.

Oram displayed symptoms consistent with gastro-enteritis and his condition quickly deteriorated after arriving at the ground.

He has returned to the team hotel and will be replaced in the starting eleven by Doug Bracewell.
IMO its wrong day & wrong wicket to play with Danny Briggs here.
If New Zeland post a good score here 170 plus can't see England chasing it down, because New Zeland good fielding and England have not chased well last three matches.
Nicol smacking mendis the other day. Now smashing Finn. What is happening???

Edit: back to his crappiness, nicol :facepalm:
What's with Finn and the stumps? Loves knocking them down - before he's bowled the delivery that is.
Franklin has a 4 canceled because Finn stood on the stumps. What a ridiculous call.
Taufel has had a nightmare this match.

Franklin quite rightly not happy with him and had a few words.

NZ close on 148 for 6.
Perhaps the reason Taufel is leaving the umpires panel is because hes clearly gone blind.

I'd imagine Franklin will get a fine for shouting at him though.
Southee is so economical at the death yet so expensive with the new ball.
Oh dear Kieswetter.

The quicker he's dropped down the order the better, mind you dropping him full-time would also be a option.

22-1 after 4 overs.
Wright always looks like a man that has plastic explosives in his shoes when he bats.
lolol NZ should bring on all their part-time spinners, Eng such a fail against spin :)))
So many brainless decisions by NZ in this WC.

Lets send out a pie bowler to give away and slim chance we had. Also lets select specialist bowlers and not use them at all.
has taylor lost his brain ... why not give ball to bracewell before ?
taylor has got to b a worst captain i seen
I hope all those south africans rubbed some choke genes into the england side :D

Yeah, they can put away weaker sides like the Afghans and NZzzzzzz, but will crumple up against anyone better.

Kieswetter is unreliable, and I think Wright is too high in the order.

Probably a bit too early in the careers of some of their batters, though Hayles, Bairstow and Buttler have fine careers ahead, I expect.