McGrath versus New Zealand

Similar to England’s unattractive use of Giles versus Tendulkar in 2002, it seems New Zealand has used similar nullifying tactics against the Might of McGrath. Amazingly, he averages only 32 against the Kiwis.

Ian Smith just made a fascinating comment about McGrath and Warne. In the 2001 Ashes series, the gruesome twosome took over 60 wickets between them. 60! Yet in the following year (or was it the same? Probably was), against NZ, they only took 11! England’s mental weakness and previous torture at their hands the cause? Or did NZ just do their homework? Probably a combination of both, but I do bloody hope Vaughan invites Fleming over for a long chat about how he nullified McGrath…

It’s looking like a hot day at The Gabba, NZ 11/0. McGrath’s running in like a 20 year old…