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    What would Sehwag average is he debuted ten years earlier?

    Sehwag currently averages 54, and is widely regarded as the most destructive batsman of his time. But after hearing how Ian Chappell placed him in his All-Time XI, I must question if he is really that great or a bit fortunate to be playing in the current era. My query then is what would you feel his average would be if he played in the era of Waqar/Wasim, Donald/Pollock, McGrath/Gillespie, and Walsh/Ambrose? Given that any all-time great is expected to succeed in any era, would he have enjoyed the same exceptional success and boasted an average of 50+? Or would his average have taken a significant hit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooextracool View Post
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    We can get an answer if we see some super fast bowlers come through. WI are having few sharp youngsters, and another 145k addition to SAF attack will push the attack up to that level. But other attacks are borderline jokes compared to W & W or four pronged WI attack. Sehwag against them will give a better idea IMO.
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    I would say he would have averaged slightly more than Chris Martin's average of 2.36. Perhaps Sehwag would have averaged about 3 or 4.

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    Just like all other batsmen of the 90s he would have average a couple runs less
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    45 because it's harsh to expect a 12 year old to score anything above 15 in test cricket till atleast he attains puberty.
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    btw Sehwag 2 triple's have been scored against Steyn and Shoaib.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun View Post
    45 because it's harsh to expect a 12 year old to score anything above 15 in test cricket till atleast he attains puberty.
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    give 21yo smith a break. bradmans figures for his first few tests were comparable.....

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    Probably in 30s. His record in SA,Eng,NZ shows he wouldnt have survived as opener in 90s.

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    Wonder if his strike rate would have been even higher?
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    More than any of the other Indian openers in the 90s.
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