Friday, November 21, 2008

Could this be the Black Caps chance to shine against the Aussies?

With the Aussies losing their last Test series against the Indians, it has been said that they will be a bit vulnerable against their trans Tasman rivals the Black Caps. While the Black caps have a relatively in experienced side who knows what suprises they could pull out of their magic Black Cap.

Imagine what will happen if the Kiwis defeat the Aussies. We havnt won a test series since 1985 when the great Richard Hadlee was perhaps in his prime and took legendary bowling figures of 15 for 123 in the Brisbane test that series (where New Zealand ultimately won 2-1). Since that series it has not beaten Australia in 18 test matches. It has, though, never been cowed psychologically in the manner of more talented England, Pakistan and South Africa teams. Being unimpressed by Australia and its sports teams is part of the New Zealand national psyche.

Perhaps if the Kiwis manage to pull off a miraculous series win they will be instilled with immense confidence and who knows what that could do for cricket in New Zealand, perhaps produce more talent they really need and to maybe become the next "Australia" in world cricket. They will only achieve that with more consistent performances and the ability to psychologically outsmart the opposition.

1 comment:

SrinivasaraoVundavalli said...

As I mentioned in my post yesterday (, New Zealand were all out for a score less than that of Australia. And now Aus are going to set a target of around 250 which NZ may fail to chase.