Gareth Batty is looking forward to the chance to test himself against Brian Lara on the forthcoming tour of West Indies (4 Tests).
He is quoted as saying: "I've never bowled to Lara but you want to play against the world's best and it is a challenge I will relish,"
"I certainly won't be scared of bowling at him. I'm not that kind of person. You have to try to get on top of your opponent at whatever level you are playing and if we can get lara out then we can apply an awful lot of pressure."
Is there any chance of Batty being Lara's achilles heel? Given Lara's superb technique against (good) spinners, I would say no.
What do you think? Will he have figures of 20-0-123-0 or 20-5-45-3?
Lara has certainly taken much better spinners apart and I feel Batty is going to suffer the same treatment.