I find it amazing that some players begin as specialists in one discipline and then somehow manage to carve out highly successful careers in another. Here are three left-arm spinners who famously served time at Number 11 before moving up the order:
There are others too. Nasser Hussain began, I think, as a legspinner who turned to batting when his spin deserted him.
MW Tate in a way was the grand-daddy of the lot, whose career had not 2 but 3 phases - he was a spinner who turned into a specialist batsman who turned into a fast bowler.
Any others spring to mind?