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    Batty v Lara

    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.

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    If you didn't relish the challenge of bowling to Brian Lara, you're in the wrong game.

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    Re: Batty v Lara

    Originally posted by KishanTeli
    What do you think? Will he have figures of 20-0-123-0 or 20-5-45-3?
    Neither, he won't play.
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    Considering the selectors are too stupid to pick James Middlebrook, I fear he will play.

    Also, Jason Brown is a guy I have always rated, but he never seems to get his chance.
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    i think the government should speed up mushi's citizenship to england so england would have a half good legspinner:P

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    Wow! Is Mushtaq going to England? If so, England will have a really good leg-spinner on their hands, not just a half-good one!
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    I sure hope so, Adil. Where did you hear this? Although he is inaccurate, he is a good leggie.

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    If you didn't relish the challenge of bowling to Brian Lara, you're in the wrong game.
    That wasn't the question, i was basically asking how do you think he will do, obviously subject to selection.

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    Mushtaq is one of the more accurate leggies going around.
    However he will be 36 BTT he is eligible and his recent Test record doesn't make pretty reading.
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    Originally posted by KishanTeli
    That wasn't the question, i was basically asking how do you think he will do, obviously subject to selection.
    If he gets picked, I fully expect Lara to hammer him all over the park; read the same for all the other bowlers in the squad.

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    Batty v Lara.

    Lofted drives for six, sweeps for four, cuts for fours...

    Should be great entertainment!
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    Especially as when Nasser is brought on, he gets out.

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    I think Lara will go crazy in this series.. But can the WI survive with a 2 man team?
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    I think Lara will go crazy in this series.. But can the WI survive with a 2 man team?
    2 men? Sarwan and Gayle are boys?

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    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Batty v Lara.
    Summed up in one word for me:

    "Fetch"

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