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    i agree with burgey.

    Ponting can attack and defend well, so could Bradman, so can Tendulkar, so can Kallis when he wants to attack.

    Someone like Dravid is a terrible number 3 because hes only defensive, he cant attack. You want to be able to defend and attack equally well for what the situation requires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    I think the answer is you need to be an adaptable player to bat at 3. If you come in a 1/10, well you need to be able to cope against the new ball, but if you come in at 1/110 you need to be able to press home your side's advantage and keep the momentum going.
    I don't think the poll options cover my views on this - the ideal number 3 is a fellow who can do both - graft and play aggressively as the situation demands, coz "1 for" isn't always a big deal, but "2 for" usually is.
    I deliberately left out the ' both ' option, simply to prevent most from selecting the obvious.

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    Yet the fact remains that the guy has got two 200s in India's rare overseas victories.

    Just being aggressive doesnt always win matches. Had Dravid been aggressive like Ponting, I dont think he;d score that 200 at Adelaide or 180 at Kolkota. So just bldingly saying, he's a defensive player, so he's bad is so stupid. Test cricket sometimes demand just that - Ptience and defense.

    Precisely why Punter is yet to make it big in India/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pnottath View Post
    Yet the fact remains that the guy has got two 200s in India's rare overseas victories.

    Just being aggressive doesnt always win matches. Had Dravid been aggressive like Ponting, I dont think he;d score that 200 at Adelaide or 180 at Kolkota. So just bldingly saying, he's a defensive player, so he's bad is so stupid. Test cricket sometimes demand just that - Ptience and defense.

    Precisely why Punter is yet to make it big in India/
    Didn't Dravid score his 180 batting at No 5 and Laxman at No 3. Personally I think Laxman is better No 3 then Dravid, but it hard to argue against Dravid record there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    Someone like Dravid is a terrible number 3 because hes only defensive, he cant attack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    Someone like Dravid is a terrible number 3 because hes only defensive, he cant attack.
    yeah i agree lolz, dravid is crap/
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    Quote Originally Posted by bond21 View Post
    Someone like Dravid is a terrible number 3 because hes only defensive, he cant attack.
    So clueless in so many ways, as so usually so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99* View Post
    Stephen Fleming.
    Was thinking someone like the Green Lantern myself, creative, but with excellent defense and can stonewall when needed.

    Fleming will do as well though, I suppose.
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    Ideally the #3 batsman should be able to do both, which the best of them can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chaminda_00 View Post
    Whoever bats like Sangakarra, perfect No 3.
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    a mixture of both?

    Punter and Sanga are excellent examples of this
    i agree with both of u guys... appolgy for forgeting Sanga's name in my previous post.. Sanga is gun...

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    Both - consolidate if an early wicket is lost, and attack if a foundation has been laid.

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