India Takeaway Gives Oram a Lift; Fresh Start: New Zealand's Tour Fortunes Depend on How Oram Fills in the Scoreboard Picture: ACTION IMAGES

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India Takeaway Gives Oram a Lift; Fresh Start: New Zealand's Tour Fortunes Depend on How Oram Fills in the Scoreboard Picture: ACTION IMAGES


Byline: Paul Newman

HAD Jacob Oram been fit for the final Test of England's tour of NewZealand, Michael Vaughan and Peter Moores might be emerging from the mother ofall inquests around now.

It is difficult to imagine England recovering from four for three on the firstmorning and clinching the series 2-1 had Oram, rather than the ineffectualGrant Elliott, been first bowling change at Napier.

Such was the difficulty England had in forcing the pace against Oram's nigglyseamers that 31 of his 74 overs in the first two Tests were maidens; anextraordinary statistic in the modern age. Oram will again be a key figure whenNew Zealand attempt to overcome the odds in the return npower series whichbegins at Lord's a week today.

When you consider that Oram, 29, is something of a reluctant bowler and muchprefers his primary role of big-hitting No 6 batsman, then his ability to stayfree of the hip and hamstring injuries that have restricted him to only 12 ofNew Zealand's last 22 Tests is paramount for the Black Caps.

Oram is New Zealand's Andrew Flintoff with knobs on, so their relief that hehas arrived intact from his spell in the Indian Premier League with the ChennaiSuper Kings is palpable.

He will play against England Lions at the Rose Bowl today knowing that if hecan stay fit for the next month the Kiwis might not be such massive underdogsafter all.

He was one of five Black Caps, including captain Daniel Vettori, to arrive herelate, having filled their financial boots in India. It is a move that has beenfrowned upon by many, not least New Zealand legend Sir Richard Hadlee, but theNew Zealand authorities take a pragmatic view.

ORAM said: 'We had some big team meetings when the IPL came up so thateverything was out in the open. If anyone had any issues with us arriving latethey were voiced then and were dealt with. To be honest, if there's any badfeeling or jealousy towards us then it is being pretty well hidden by the otherlads because I'm not aware of anything.

'It was weird arriving a bit late but that was more the logistics of findingout when you get tour allowances and being handed your tour kit, stuff likethat. Now it's like we have been here for a while already. The other playersknow that if they work hard and do well then they could be the next cabs offthe IPL rank.' Think about that for a moment.

New Zealand's players can use a Test series against England, the highest levelof the game, to prove themselves worthy of earning a contract for a 20-overcompetition in India. …

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