Originally Posted by tooextracool
This 0 + 100 and 100 + 0 is a logically flawed argument. The point is that if you have a bunch of players who routinely score big runs this becomes irrelevant because even if you score 0 in the first innings then someone else will score a 100. That's called covering up for other batsmen.
This is not really valid when you score 50s because you either need a) someone else to come in and score 100 in order to realistically have any chance in the game or b) every one in the top 7 to chip in with a 50 (which as I have pointed out earlier is not really realistic) to put up a competitive score. And you need this to happen in both innings.
Watson's conversion rate is downright terrible at 20%, you can say hes young and he'll improve, but either way even you'll agree that he needs to improve on that record whether he is averaging 45+ or not.
So you are saying that scoring a duck will make it more likely someone will score a 100? wtf? This whole thread is about why we have been having batting collapses man! Batting collapses = batsmen not covering for each other. I don't think Watson needs to improve his conversion rate, providing he can maintain a good average. I do, however, think he will improve his conversion rate.