Na, neither of those points are relevent to what his point was though:
"when his form died and he went through a lean patch his average fell away and he had little to fall back on because he never managed to score any centuries and win matches"
He was saying that for some reason a batsmen who hadn't scored many centuries in the past would lose their good average because of 'missed opportunities' or something. That would only be valid if to get a high average you have to score many centuries, which is simply not true as Watson shows. There are plenty of batsmen who over their entire careers have maintained high averages without having good conversion rates.
Last edited by Ruckus; 07-12-2010 at 10:15 PM.