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New Zealand Players to Watch Out For
On paper New Zealand looks a team that has a deep batting line-up and most of its players capable of rolling their arms without causing deep blushes in the dressing room. But then the truth has been quite a long departure from what looks apparent. 'Bit and Pieces' players abound the New Zealand team, that would have taken refuge in its mediocrity had it not been for a handful of exceptional players.

Stephan Fleming

A classy batsman and a wise captain, Stephan Fleming has for a long time been holding together the brittle batting line up of New Zealand. His form in the recently concluded series against West Indies was excellent. When in full flow, Stephan Fleming can outshine even the best of batsmen. He is certainly New Zealand's strongest hope in the World Cup 2007, not only for his redoubtable batting prowess but also for his clever captaincy.



Nathan Astle

Nathan Astle's form in the series against the West Indies was almost flawless. His contributions included 90, 118 and 81 in the five ODIs. The series saw Nathan Astle in his old punishing self. The bowlers going the World Cup 2007 are not indifferent to Nathan Astle's reputation and know that a little wariness cannot go wasted.

Shane Bond

One of the fastest bowlers in the world, Shane Bond possesses a wicked in-swinging yorker that many corroborate, is the meanest way to show the way home to a batsman. Unless dark clouds of injury threaten Shane Bond's performance, he will undoubtedly have a sunny time in the World Cup 2007.

New Zealand also has in its arsenal the spinner Daniel Vettori and the seasoned Chris Cairns. Though West Indies has traditionally been more conducive to pace, Daniel Vettori's measured line and length can annoy most batsman. Chris Cairns' all round abilities remain indispensable to New Zealand and his performance will quite in tune with the hopes of the team for the World Cup 2007.Cricketscorelive.com gives information on New Zealand Players to Watch Out For and other Team Profiles.



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