This reminds me of Glenn Turner's tactics as NZ coach/selector in ODI's in the mid 90s.
Not the strongest side going around, but you can't knock the batting depth. Shane Thomson; who was a Test no. 4 at 9, Gavin Larsen - no mug- at 10 & Dion Nash - with a Test batting average over 20 - at 11. Even Dipak Patel batting at 8 batted 5 or 6 at Test level.
2nd ODI: West Indies v New Zealand at Port of Spain, Mar 29, 1996 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo
Turner's basic philosophy was bat right down to 11 & have 6-7 slow accurate dibbly-doobly bowlers.