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  • M Bevan

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  • M Clarke

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Thread: Who Shoud bat 4 for Australia in ODI's

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    Who Shoud bat 4 for Australia in ODI's

    at the moment i am not sure, Martyn seems to lack the ability to score anywhere but behind point!!!
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    i think clarke sshould bat 4 cause he has the ability to hit singles everywhere around the ground and usually scores very fast (SR 75-90) and he can better support Hayden/gilly/ponting by giving them the strike till he has his eye in

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    Martyn just hasn't settled at number 4 in either Tests or ODIs in the 2 series. Love should bat at 4 in Tests as he's a natural number 3 but Ponting's filling that role, and Clarke is too innexperianced to bat at 4. I think Bevan should bat at 4, he doesn't score amazingly quickly but he could build an innings from there.
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    i agree. put bevo in @ 4!
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    Bevan should be the ideal No:4. He is a regular in the team and can build an innings, rotate the strike, keep the scoreboard moving even if the boundaries aren't forthcoming, can accelerate towards the end, in short a typical anchor role.
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    need i remind people that bevan has batted at 4 before, and batted crap compared to batting @ 5 or 6

    also Bevan seems to have trouble against the new ball in OD games at international level and cannot get it away early in his innings either

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    Originally posted by age_master
    need i remind people that bevan has batted at 4 before, and batted crap compared to batting @ 5 or 6

    also Bevan seems to have trouble against the new ball in OD games at international level and cannot get it away early in his innings either
    Bevan career one day stat:

    195 matches, 6018 runs, 54.70 average

    Batting at No: 4:

    58 matches, 2190 runs, 59.18 average

    Doesn't exactly look like crap to me.

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    Originally posted by anilramavarma
    Bevan career one day stat:

    195 matches, 6018 runs, 54.70 average

    Batting at No: 4:

    58 matches, 2190 runs, 59.18 average

    Doesn't exactly look like crap to me.
    I'm sure England (or anyone else for that matter) would bite your hand off to have a batsman that "crap". I'd love to be that "crap".

    35+ matches, 25 runs, 2.27 average is crap.

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    You just can't get much better than Bevan in ODI cricket...
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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    You just can't get much better than Bevan in ODI cricket...
    Absolutely. He is not so flashy but he has such tremendous capability to adapt and do what it takes to win a match or salvage his team from a spot of bother and he sure can make the number four position his own if given a chance....maybe his average will drop a bit because of lesser number of not outs, but I am sure he will deliver the goods.
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    what i meant was he had done crap there compared to other places, sure he may have had a couple big innings but he was/is far more consistant down the order

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    Personally, I think Martyn is doing fine at number 4. He's not too slow, yet he is steady in the middle order.

    We need him there even more now that Bevan is injured.

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    lehmann should bat 4, with martyn at 6, of course a fit bevan at 5 or clarke at 5 if bevan is injured.

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    If steve Waugh ahd been available for ODI's he would be my choice, other then that Bevan looks the only option (having not seen Clarke and seen Martyn)
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    What will Australia do if Bevan isn't fit for the world cup? Will Clarke play?
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