Originally Posted by NUFAN
Only saving grace for Walters is that England were better in his time. Waugh got to feast on some pretty ordinary attacks throughout most of his career in England, usually after a strong platform had been set.
Of course, he still played some memorable knocks, his twin tons in Manchester in particular.
I'm sure that the 'ordinary attacks' helped Waugh. But by the same token an average of 25 over 30 innings indicates that Walters had technical deficiencies under English conditions. That is, I don't think that he coped well with 'side-ways movement' and lower bounce.
After all, not every Australian batsman from the 1960s-70s ended up with an average of only 25 after playing in England.