Without checking, didn't Sehwag at least have a decent IPL or has done so in the past?
I'd be pretty sure Cam White (or Haddin or Hussey snr or whoever) would've got Oz to the final with the line up they have too.
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Decent numbers without being amongst the best, sure, but hardly reason to say he's being carried by team India. More to the point, lumping a slightly under-achieving but experienced Sehwag in with a clearly out-of-his depth and woefully inexperienced Clarke is very harsh on Sehwag. Although Clarke obviously makes comparison difficult by not even turning up for an IPL team or NSW....
Last edited by Top_Cat; 16-05-2010 at 05:45 AM.
Still reckon an average of 25 at a SR of 150+ is a valuable resource to a team. Especially in a side with a Gautim opening along side him, and genuine batting depth below him.
Agreed. Reminds of people who criticised Gilchrist's ODI record because he only averaged 30. Missing the point of why he was there; the sheer speed of scoring meant he'd either bash a quick ton and win the game off his own bat, give someone else a platform to work with or get out of the way quickly.
Last edited by Top_Cat; 16-05-2010 at 05:59 AM.
Unlike in tests and ODIs, reputations are of no use without form backing them up.
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