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Last edited by vcs; 07-12-2010 at 11:07 PM.
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 11:15 PM.
The biggest problem is the failure of the top 3 to convert their starts these days
Even when all play well, 3 thrown away starts means that more often than not, we are at least 3 down for less than 150 and that simply isnt great
Unfortunately, that situation has been compounded by the average recent form of Hussey, Clarke and North so 3-150 can quickly become 6-200
Australia simply isnt wearing attacks down and the bowling side can be confident that 1 or 2 wickets are just around the corner
I don't know, watching Watson it's very hard to explain his lack of big scores. He looks very good when he starts off, and it's not even as if he throws his wicket away to a poor shot in the 50s, or gets out regularly to spinners etc. He just.... gets out. Katich on the other hand, often seems to get out fairly regularly when spinners are brought into the attack. Harbhajan and Ojha got him out a few times in India and Swann got him in the last innings.
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Clarke and Hussey's form has been pretty good in the Ashes though.Unfortunately, that situation has been compounded by the average recent form of Hussey, Clarke and North so 3-150 can quickly become 6-200
Form doesnt really come into it as he seems to score runs in most situations irrespective of how he is hitting the ball.
Anyway, it wouldnt surprise me to see a big one soon as we all know how motivated the guy is to improve and Im sure he is determined to rectify the one problem with his batting
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