|09-03-2010, 03:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Weaknesses and Strengths of greats
Older folks can be big help here.
What are people like Sobers, Chappell, Gavaskar, Richards and so on and so forth were good at and what sort of pitches troubled them...
Knowing Sachin Tendulkar, he had many strengths and some weaknesses. balls on pads or outside off on length would get crushed. he had trouble with same balls with unpredictable bounce and bit outside off due to less reach. More trouble with off cutters/inswingers then leg cutters/outswingers. Good at both defense and offense. Top player of spin...any side. Though better with leg spinner then off.
Punters strengths on the off were similar. Top player of heighted balls. One of the best pull shot player. Better attacker then defender. Trouble with inswingers. Very good with outswingers. Trouble with off spinners. Don't know how he faired against leg spinners.
Take it away...Lara, IVA, Kallis, Hayden, Gilly etc.
Greatest Test XI::: L Hutton, S Gavaskar, D Bradman*, S Tendulkar, A Border, G Sobers, A Gilchrist, I Khan, S Warne, M Marshall, G McGrath
Reserves: B Richards, V Richards, A Knott, M Muralitharan
Greatest ODI XI::: A Gilchrist, S Tendulkar, R Ponting*, V Richards, M Hussey, M Bevan, S Pollock, W Akram, J Garner, M Muralitharan, A Donald
Reserves: A deVilliars, A Symonds, R Hadlee, S Warne
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|10-03-2010, 02:35 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Gilchrist- a weakness when subjected to quality swing bowling (but then again who hasn't). And of course a weakness with people (Flintoff) going around the wicket to him in the latter days.
Tendulkar- Seemed to suffer with incutters at one point
Lara- Fiddling outside off to Mcgrath
Hayden- The ball moving in towards the pads
Pietersen- Spin. A skill he has contempt for yet succumbs to alarmingly.
Vaughan- Full and straight deliveries. Alarmingly when out of touch.
Ponting- Freezes up against finger-spin when out of touch.
Chris Martin's batting.
Keeping it real
Last edited by GuyFromLancs; 10-03-2010 at 02:37 AM.
|10-03-2010, 11:15 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2006
tendulkar - incutters
border - inswingers
richards - leg spin
ponting - turban
hick - bowlers
miandad - footwork
richards - timing
hayden - brute power
gilchrist - aggression
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|11-03-2010, 12:21 AM||#4 (permalink)|
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|11-03-2010, 09:33 AM||#6 (permalink)|
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Tendulkar- Ability to adapt
Warne- Intelligence and the honestly held belief that he was born to make the difference
McGrath- the fact that no-one could ultimately define what it was he had.
Kallis- Pretty much everything but the will to really hurt the opposition.
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