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Probably a wise time for me to complete my pace attack. Plenty of high quality choices left but Peter Pollock is a better bat than most of them. I'm sure he'll also enjoy playing with his brother.
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What's the logic behind 3. Kallis 4. Border? Surely you push them both down one?
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78 innings at No.3. Average = 39.71
152 innings at No.4 Average = 49.35
That is a significant drop in average. Clearly Kallis is more comfortable against an older ball. Also, he will be bowling more than usual because he is your first change seam bowler. Batting lower down the order gives him more of a rest.
36 innings at No.3. Average = 47.09
61 innings at No.4. Average = 50.44
56 innings at No.5. Average = 52.05
45 innings at No.6. Average = 52.16
It appears Border can bat anywhere. Although from memory he had a torrid time against the West Indian quicks at first drop. Because he is a defensive batsman he would be more useful propping up the batting order at 5 or 6, not counter attacking at No.3 - in my opinion.
1. Adam Gilchrist - 2. Sachin Tendulkar - 3. Brian Lara - 4. Viv Richards - 5. Michael Bevan - 6. AB De Villiers - 7. Kapil Dev - 8. Shaun Pollock - 9. Joel Garner - 10. Muttiah Muralitharan - 11. Glenn McGrath
Simpson^ | Hayden | Bradman | Chappell^ | Ponting | Border* | Gilchrist+ | Davidson3 | Warne4^ | Lillee1 | McGrath2
Greenidge | Hunte | Richards^ | Headley* | Lara^ | Sobers5^ | Walcott+ | Marshall1 | Ambrose2 | Holding3 | Garner4
Richards^ | Smith*^ | Amla | Pollock | Kallis5^ | Nourse | Cameron+ | Procter3 | Steyn1 | Tayfield4 | Donald2
Hobbs | Hutton*^ | Hammond^ | Compton | Barrington | Botham5^ | Knott | Trueman1 | Laker4 | Larwood2 | Barnes3
Sorry my mistake! I was looking at the Strike Rate column. Derr.
No.3 = 49.77
No.4 = 64.26
No.5 = 42.71
Fortunately for me the point still stands. Kallis enjoys the older ball better at No.4. Although 49.77 is still a superb average at No.3
Incidently, Border's figures are correct. There is no adjacent Strike Rate column in his stats to confuse my brain.
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