Lara's first 80 tests:
6533 runs, Avg: 47.68, 15 hundreds, 33 fifties.
Cricinfo - Statsguru - BC Lara - Tests - Innings by innings list
Might be interesting to ask some of the older posters what the consensus was on Lara at that point. Was he not considered a great batsman?
I know the reason most don't consider quite consider KP a true great is more because of the stupid dismissals but let's not pretend that if KP averaged fractionally more than 50, opinion on him old be the same. That 50 avg really is a big psychological barrier imo
I may be wrong, but didn't his average creep back above 50 with his 400* against us? I thought it was about 48 before that match
Lara had a much 'worse' 100-50 ratio than lots of guys, but at the same time make a bunch of massive scores. did he just rarely make super low scores or something?
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