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Originally Posted by John Singleton
Phil Hughes. Awful, horrible, infuriating technique. Genuinely pains me to watch him, but he makes it work. Well, ish.
Fat Gray another, very bottom handed so always strangles his drives and looks a prime LBW candidate early on, but the BFF makes it work.
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KP is the biggest one, surely?
Chris Gayle and Sewhag don't have particularly bad techniques. People mistake being aggressive for having poor technique sometimes.
Last edited by NasserFan207; 17-01-2010 at 11:05 AM.
Exactly - someone define "good technique" for me, please?
I would place KP in the "****house shot selection" bracket rather than being undone by any technical shortcomings.
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These days technique doesn't count for much anyway possibly due to the excess of short formats. At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is whether you're successful or not.
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Hmm, well I just feel that foot movement is a key part of proper technique in a cricketer. I dont mean it as an insult to Dilshan or Sehwag though. Their lack of foot movement isn't exactly a bad thing as a good hand to eye coordination more than makes up for their lack of foot movement. As is clearly evident in both their scenarios.
Gayle & Sehwag on the other hand certainly have poor/average techniques for openers test openers facing quality new-ball bowling. An agrressive test opener with a proper technique would be Gordon Greenidge.
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