Since the advent of Mike Hesson and David White, and more latterly Bruce Edgar, there seems to be a sense of purpose going forward, and part of that purpose is rewarding talent, sticking with experience, and by and large not spitting out new players straight away if performances slacken. As the Warriors loudly triumph in song "Loyal" and "Keeping the Faith".
So what of that experience in the teams (test and ODI) The test teams for West Indies and India at home have largely been loyalty in selections. The only change was Redmond in for Williamson in tests, Neesham in for Sodhi using a total of 13 players for 5 tests, unheard of for so long. The ODI's are slightly different, injuries to bowlers changing the dynamic and the Horses For Courses selections too. All in all 15 players were used, mostly the bowlers were the changes/extras.
Anyway, this list shows test and odi teams that played over 2013/14 with the years they debuted for the Blackcaps. It shows a breadth of experience, and newish selections, which bodes well for the future.
|B McCullum||2004||B McCullum||2002|
Editted to add Latham (2014)