Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson
But you can't compare the difference it makes to a bowlers average today to Imran's era. If it's true that he averaged 15 against Sri Lanka he would probably average about 9 against the current Bangladesh imposters.
Murali averages about 13 against them so it's not that far fetched. Usually, though, people tend to disregard Tests against these countries altogether so I am not sure how the difference or distinction matters. The truth is, Imran did play Sri Lanka and they were minnows - which counters the assertion that he never played minnows.