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    Bevan WAG

    So...during my time away, I had some time to think about this, and the more time goes on, the more I think that Michael Bevan was a truly fantastic batsman.

    I'd never really thought about it before, but I watched some old tapes, and what really stood out, was the fact that he was an exceptional player of the short ball. Whilst other batsman, particularly those in the modern day, get exposed by the short ball all the time, you really never got the feeling that Bevan was ever truly susceptible to it.

    The ability to play the short ball cannot be understated. I mean, at present, there are plenty of batsman on the international circuit who are routinely exposed in this fashion. Sangakkarra for example, is really not attuned to playing short deliveries, and demonstrates why he not only isn't anywhere near the top tier of all-time batsman, but not even in the top-tier of those currently playing the game.

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    Welcome back - have you been sampling that suspicious looking fresh coriander from Ravi's again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    Welcome back - have you been sampling that suspicious looking fresh coriander from Ravi's again?
    It was fennel this time, washed down with lashings of hot screwdriver.

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    Sangakkara got nailed by a Southee short ball in the series just gone.
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    Exactly. You might argue that you can't really infer much from one off incidents, but it's just another example of why he's not in that bracket of top batsmen.

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    Sangakkara is fortunate that he can cash in on SL roads every home series.
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    Yeah, very true actually. Shouldn't understate that.

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    Sangakkara injured by a short ball from the much-maligned Mitchell Johnson. ITSTL.

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    See, this validates my point entirely. He can't even play the short deliveries of a totally substandard bowler without ending up in hospital.

    Top batsman my foot.

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    And again, this is a prime example of a delivery that Michael Bevan would have dealt with, with ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Bevan WAG.
    You'll get no argument from me. I've lost count of the number of times he single handedly pulled Australia's ass out of the fire when they were in big trouble.

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    Yeah, and when has Sanga done that? Never, that's when.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeGee View Post
    You'll get no argument from me. I've lost count of the number of times he single handedly pulled Australia's ass out of the fire when they were in big trouble.
    Good point, really good with the shot.

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    Hobart Test in 2007 - despite being on 192, he managed to get himself out caught trying to hook. The bowler being renowned express paceman Stuart Clark.



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