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    Batsmen that have a good eye but not a good technique

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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy View Post
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    Well you have your obvious ones like the above and Chris Gayle, but one I'd like to add that not many would think of would be Paul Collingwood. He's more known for his stickability than his eye but you'd need a seriously good eye to play with the technique he's adopted.
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    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Opener View Post
    Chris Gayle and Sewhag don't have particularly bad techniques. People mistake being aggressive for having poor technique sometimes.
    Agree about Gayle having decent technique but not Sehwag. Players like Sehwag and Dilshan purely rely on exceptional hand eye coordination. If you notice their feet, they hardly ever move much.

    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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    Since when did economy of movement = bad technique?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    but one I'd like to add that not many would think of would be Paul Collingwood.
    I would. Great eye and fast hands.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    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.
    Always took it as someone who does the textbook basics well: plays straight, feet to the pitch of the ball, head in line, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Since when did economy of movement = bad technique?
    Since economy of movement became equated to feet like cement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    Since economy of movement became equated to feet like cement.
    Whats exactly is the point of being John Travolta if you're scoring less than the guy with the cement feet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irish_Opener View Post
    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.
    KP is like C'Paul, G Smith, Hughes, Lara etc. They are unorthodox rather than have any major technical flaws, when executing various shots they end up playing very textbook. Sometimes you may think you can get them out a certain way - but on most occassions their percieved weakness is a stenght i.e Smith on his pads.

    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.
    Last edited by aussie; 17-01-2010 at 01:13 PM.

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