I thought his tactics throughout the World Cup were excellent, keeping us in games when our batting underperformed. He's also proven to be a good T20 captain with the Sunrisers in the IPL. I think he's a good limited overs skipper.J Man wrote:He is the quintessential brilliant individual, hopeless group person. The reason why great players don't make great coaches. He is as inspirational as a wet fart. Take the captaincy off him and let him focus on batting and he can average 60 batting at number 3.RandomNavigat0r wrote:
I think Kane Williamsons days of being captain need to be assessed and maybe he should have it taken off him. He doesnt seem to lead by example.
His test tactics are more questionable/negative. However those tactics also got us to #2 in the world (yes we were never actually that good, but even being in the discussion after years ranked 7-8 is an achievement) and won us a series in the UAE and a test in Sri Lanka. Not to be sniffed at.
His average as captain is also higher than not as captain (55 vs 49), though that could simply correlate with him coming into his prime as a batsman. Interestingly his numbers under McCullum (30 tests @ 59) are the best of the lot - his non-captain numbers are dragged down by the few years he took to find his feet at test level. There could be some merit there.
The question is, is there a better alternative? Taylor tried and failed, Southee, Watling at the tail end of their careers, Nicholls not assured of his place. Latham is the only viable alternative - will he do a better job?
fudge it make Wagner & CDG co-captains and see what happens.