Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Two New Zealanders in the World XI

Cricinfo has surveyed its staff to find a World Cup XI and two New Zealanders made the team. Scott Styris was unanimously voted the best all-rounder of the tournament and was selected at number 5. And Shane Bond slipped into a bowling spot ahead of Shaun Tait and Nathan Bracken.

I think the selection of those two players in fair. They were real highlights in the New Zealand effort, but few amongst the rest of our crop did their talents much justice. Pre-tournament we might have expected players like McCullum, Oram and Vettori to be up there - but they couldn't quite pull it together.

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