Jacob Oram\'s withdrawal from the 2010 CL T20 due to a knee injury will be a huge blow for the Stags.
New Delhi: Captain Jaime How, top order batsman Mathew Sinclair and medium fast bowler Michael Mason will be the players that will be expected to do the job for the Central Districts.
Jacob Oram's withdrawal from the 2010 CL T20 due to a knee injury will be a huge blow for the Stags. The Kiwi all rounder has all the pre-requisites for the Twenty20 format. He is explosive with the bat, efficient with the ball and his bucket like hands makes him a safe catcher as well.
Very few people probably know that he has a hattrick to his name in the shortest version of the game. His 3/33 helped the Kiwis topple Sri Lanka in a T20 match in September last year.
With 41 wickets to his name and a batting strike rate of 127.61, Oram without a doubt would have been the Stags trump card.
Mathew Sinclair's catch to dismiss his namesake Mathew Hayden in a one day international at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne during an ODI in 2004 will be forever etched in the memories of cricket followers down under.
But there is much more to the man than just being remembered as a one catch wonder. Sinclair scored a spectacular 214 on his Test debut against the West Indies at home in 2000 and followed it up with another double ton against Pakistan a year later.
The 2010 CL T20 provides Sinclair with a great chance to prove that he is not a spent force as yet.
Michael Mason, aged 35 who has been in and out of the New Zealand one day team will be hoping that his line and length bowling does the trick this time around for the Central Districts.
Opener Peter Ingram, who is still an unknown quantity in international cricket will want to get noticed by one and all and will also have an eye on next year's IPL 4 season.
Last but not least, it is a great opportunity for skipper Jaime How to make a mark as a player and also show his leadership skills.
How was last seen in New Zealand colours in early 2009 when the Indians toured that country. He last played a T20 international in 2008 against England.