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'Stats' is not a synonym for 'Career Test Averages'
Originally Posted by Jeffrey Tucker
Lack of technique hasn't hindered someone like Graeme Smith from racking up big scores while staying at the crease for a long time. As much as it's a cliche, he's probably the classic example of a batsman who "knows his limitations" well enough not to be too ambitious at driving the ball through the off-side against say a James Anderson swinging the ball away from him.
In other words, 'good technique' as a neccessity is overrated imo when it comes to making big scores - especially the last few years with pitches not offering much sideways movement. Shows why Sehwag and Hayden were so prolific at big hundreds in this era really.
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Thought I'd put this one out there while he's in the doldrums a bit so I might get a bite - $10 on Virat Kohli being ranked #1 in the ICC Test batting rankings at some stage during his career.
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