Here we go again. aussie why you have to convert every thread into Sehwag bashing?
Ha na i'm just backing up Subshakerz, he bashes Sehwag as much as i do..
Rejecting 'analysis by checklist' and 'skill absolutism' since Dec '09
Rejecting 'selection deontology' since Mar '15
Moeen is a perfectly fine bowler FFS
As you should remember Hayden had to make adjustments in his technique againts the pace after his Ashes 05 failures from "bully mode" or else his career would have been finished.
IND dont have much quality depth in opening like AUS, so after they dropped Sehwag for the entire 2007 there wasn't a any other opener in IND who could have kept him out forever.
Few reasons for the 50+ averages that are so common:
- Flat pitches obviously
- The lack of quality bowlers, particularly pace bowlers, and the breakdown of the few remaining quality ones due to packed schedules
- The introduction of Bangladesh giving two minnow options whereas in the 90s there was only Zimbabwe and before that there were none
AUS traditionally & more specifically during the glory years just gone, always pick coventional openers who would have to earn their place via solid FC runs. Langer being the only exception to this.
Dont know about the other cat, but checking his profile now. It says he debuted in 2007/08 that was just before the AUS tour where Sehwag was selected. Obviously he wasn't ready for test cricket in 07..
Who cares about back in 2007? At present India has better openers stock than Australia.
Member of the Sanga fan club. (Ugh! it took me so long to become a real fan of his)
Add Windies in 1930s as well.
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