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    Don't think the advice to play straight was ever meant to trump shot selection. Different issues for mine and neither over rated. Also think turning wrists to find space squarer is a good option. And batting positions not making a difference...please.

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    under-rated things in cricket: the functionality of the DRS
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    Quote Originally Posted by the big bambino View Post
    Don't think the advice to play straight was ever meant to trump shot selection. Different issues for mine and neither over rated. Also think turning wrists to find space squarer is a good option. And batting positions not making a difference...please.
    Everything is fair after you have got your eye in and have a little confidence. You can't play across the line from the first ball because the risk isn't worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shri View Post
    Everything is fair after you have got your eye in and have a little confidence. You can't play across the line from the first ball because the risk isn't worth it.
    However as I mentioned earlier it's not playing across the line, your bat comes through straight and you only turn your wrists as the ball hits the bat and then some more immediately after contact, requires quick hands and supple wrists but not risky if executed properly - even early in the innings


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    Pretty much every shot along the ground is risk free when executed properly. Its when the executions poor that the risk comes in
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    However as I mentioned earlier it's not playing across the line, your bat comes through straight and you only turn your wrists as the ball hits the bat and then some more immediately after contact, requires quick hands and supple wrists but not risky if executed properly - even early in the innings
    Actually this is how I tried to play and used to do it most of all when the fielding was hot and I tried to find space for runs.

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    alert: max loves to get shots off using his wrists
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    I just love all kinds of balls.

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    26 Greg Matthews - he was awful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    26 Greg Matthews - he was awful.
    No he wasn't.

    Averaging 40 in the 80s/early 90s was pretty decent. A
    I'd like to imagine in cricketing heaven that Hughes has already found Archie Jackson and they're sitting, smiling and discussing what might've been, and also discussing how fickle both batting and life can be. Maybe Trumper sits close by, nodding.

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    ^His bowling avg was 48 and he was suppossed to be the leading spinner in the side.

    Goodness knows how he had a decent batting average - his technique suggested he should be in the low twenties. I suspect he scored his runs through self belief and running quick singles consistently. He overachieved as a batsman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximas View Post
    However as I mentioned earlier it's not playing across the line, your bat comes through straight and you only turn your wrists as the ball hits the bat and then some more immediately after contact, requires quick hands and supple wrists but not risky if executed properly - even early in the innings
    Massive risk of a leading edge if you do that before you're set IMO. Flick your wrists slightly early and it's straight back to the bowler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    ^His bowling avg was 48 and he was suppossed to be the leading spinner in the side.

    Goodness knows how he had a decent batting average - his technique suggested he should be in the low twenties. I suspect he scored his runs through self belief and running quick singles consistently. He overachieved as a batsman.
    Wasn't a great spinner but wasn't **** either.

    Considering he batted at 6 or 7 most of the time, to average 40+ and take about 2 wickets per test meant you were a long way from being the worst player during the 80s in Aust.

    Sidenote- It's pretty much impossible to overachieve as a test batsman over 30 tests.

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    Definitely loses points for scoring his runs through self belief and quick singles though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    Definitely loses points for scoring his runs through self belief and quick singles though.
    Succinct and what I was thinking.

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