View Poll Results: Which batsman would you rather have in your team?

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  • Batsman A - 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 40

    7 23.33%
  • Batsman B - 0, 100, 0, 0, 100, 0, 100, 0, 100, 0

    16 53.33%
  • Batsman C - 0, 0, 200, 0, 0, 0, 0, 200, 0, 0

    2 6.67%
  • Batsman D - 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 400, 0, 0, 0

    0 0%
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Thread: Hypothetical selection decision - consistency

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    Hypothetical selection decision - consistency

    Simple scenario here - which one of these fine hypothetical gentlemen would you most like to have in your batting lineup?

    Batsman A - Scores 40 runs every innings - if this guy bats a thousand times, he scores 40 a thousand times.

    Batsmen B - Scores a century 4/10 times - for every ten times this gentleman bats, he scores 100 exactly four times, and gets ducks every other time.

    Batsman C - Scores a double-century 2/10 times - for every ten times this man bats, he scores 200 exactly twice, and gets ducks on the other eight occasions.

    Batsman D - Scores 400 once out of ten - for every ten times this bloke comes to the crease, he scores one score of 400, but gets a duck every other time.

    Obviously a kind of silly hypothetical, but it has a semi-serious issue of batting consistency at its heart.
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    Very tough, I went for the Marcus North option - nothing and 100s..

    It does depend what country he's playing for, for example a Bangladeshi would probably welcome a guy who scores 100s so consistently.

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    Tough question. I'd want consistency, but not converting starts is a bit crap.

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    It depends what the team needs. It's either A or B.


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    Guy who scores 100 almost every match thanks.
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    For NZ, I'd take option A and make him an opener. I'd also specify that he can score those 40 runs in 100 balls, thanksverymuch.

    Otherwise, would agree with the rest of you and go for the ducks and hundreds.

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    To over simplify things-- for forty read 0. They dont help anyone. Hundreds do. Good players help you win games. Whilst there are occasionally 40s that make a difference, on most occasions they mainly pass the buck to someone else that has to do the heavy lifting. As a simple rule of thumb, you need 100s to win. What you want is one batsman, hopefully two, to fire in the same innings. It doesnt have to be the same player every innings

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    100's win matches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    To over simplify things-- for forty read 0. They dont help anyone. Hundreds do. Good players help you win games. Whilst there are occasionally 40s that make a difference, on most occasions they mainly pass the buck to someone else that has to do the heavy lifting. As a simple rule of thumb, you need 100s to win. What you want is one batsman, hopefully two, to fire in the same innings. It doesnt have to be the same player every innings

    Everyday 40s are a waste of space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Polo23 View Post
    100's win matches
    And ducks lose them.

    The 40-40-40-40 man has a lot going for him in my view. If you could really guarantee 40 runs per innings, he's a useful man to have in the team.

    Interesting thread, btw. I've often wondered about something very similar, namely if you had one batsman who scored 100, 0, 100, 0, 100, 0, would you prefer him to a batsman who scored 50 every time. Still can't make up my mind.

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    to me those options reads more like

    A - Dravid
    B - Tendulkar
    C - Sehwag
    D - Someone like Wasim Akram going berserk on Zim

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    Would take Batsman A to open the innings for me, TBH. Batsman B to bat positions 2-6.
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    I think batsmen C and D would be out of the question due to severe inconsistency - see the case of someone like Mathew Sinclair. 4 centuries per 10 innings would get my vote - those could be match changing innings, and although 6/10 ducks is not a particularly good statistic, the other 4 knocks make up for that shortcoming more than a player than never scores more than 40, and would come in for some criticism for never producing a potentially match changing performance - as in Stephen Fleming's situation at times during his career.

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    A- Fleming
    B- Tendy?
    C- Sehwag
    D- Doesn't exist

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    A - Fleming
    B - North
    C - Sehwag
    D - some random tail-ender

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