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  • Chris Gayle

    12 27.91%
  • Virender Sehwag

    18 41.86%
  • Let them both open

    13 30.23%
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    Sehwag v Gayle

    Who would you prefer in your team as an opener if it was between these two?
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    Sehwag in tests (despite his last two years) and Gayle in ODIs.
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    Would rather open with whoever had the best defensive technique out of my bowlers. Seriously.
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    Gayle. His technique is fine I think people are thrown by his movements after he contacts the ball.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Cat View Post
    Gayle. His technique is fine I think people are thrown by his movements after he contacts the ball.
    Or perhaps by the fact that he plays almost everything from the crease? He does move his feet across at times, which is more than can be said for Mr. Sehwag of late, but he certainly doesn't go forward and he rarely goes back either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Would rather open with whoever had the best defensive technique out of my bowlers. Seriously.
    Not playing to the style you like doesn't mean a player isn't a good or very good batsman.

    Sehwag 2002-2005 was a very very good test batsman. And all those knocks were not just on flat tracks or poor bowling line-ups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Not playing to the style you like doesn't mean a player isn't a good or very good batsman.

    Sehwag 2002-2005 was a very very good test batsman. And all those knocks were not just on flat tracks or poor bowling line-ups.
    The poll (nor the thread) doesn't ask me who I think is better, it asks me who I'd prefer.

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    So you'd prefer IN YOUR TEAM (not to watch) a tailender with a decent technique (Mitch Johnson?) opening your batting than Sehwag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So you'd prefer IN YOUR TEAM (not to watch) a tailender with a decent technique (Mitch Johnson?) opening your batting than Sehwag?
    Indeed. Who is better has little bearing on who I'd prefer in my team. Who I'd select if I wanted to win the game would be a different thing altogether though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    So you'd prefer IN YOUR TEAM (not to watch) a tailender with a decent technique (Mitch Johnson?) opening your batting than Sehwag?

    He did say best "defensive" technique.

    Best defensive technique for a bowler belongs to Gillespie.

    Clearly a better batsmen than Gayle and Sehwag

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwo View Post
    He did say best "defensive" technique.

    Best defensive technique for a bowler belongs to Gillespie.

    Clearly a better batsmen than Gayle and Sehwag
    Well in a defensive sense he is, but those two are better batsman overall.

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    Gillespie does/did not have a better defensive technique than Sehwag. You can argue temperament, but not technique.

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    Sehwag has a defensive technique?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Cricket View Post
    Sehwag has a defensive technique?

    Defensive technique or not. It does pay off. Being out of form is temporary, he has banged each and every bowler on his day.....

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