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    How come left-hand batsmen always look so naturally elegant? Even the really bad ones look elegant.In international cricket only bevan and fleming are the only 2 southpaws who arent very elegant.

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    Actually I would say Fleming has a degree of elegance in the way he bats.

    When he plays the straight drive you know he is playing well.
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    I consider Fleming one of the more elegant batsman around today


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    Its the complete opposite in my experience! I dont like watching Left Handers as much as Right Handers...

    RIGHT HANDERS

    Michael Vaughan
    Neil McKenzie
    Mark Waugh
    VVS Laxman
    Mohammad Azharuddin
    Sachin Tendulkar


    LEFT HANDERS

    Marcus Trescothick
    Graeme Smith
    Matt Hayden (lol!)
    Adam Gilchrist
    Shiv Chanderpaul

    Do you still feel the same about lefties?
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    Left-handers have a natural advantage in cricket IMO. Left-arm bowlers I consider to be generally more threatening to right-handed batsmen than the right-arm variety. Since there are so many right-handers in world cricket as compared to lefties, the advantage is clear.

    It's the same with left-handed batsmen. The ball is easier to hit straight when it is angled across you and also it is easier to play the cut and guide.
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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    Do you still feel the same about lefties?
    Yes I do. Havent you noticed this? Give a bat to a left-hander who's never played cricket before and ask him to play a shot. He will look elegant. They seem to have this natural elegance. I've watched myself playing a shot in the mirror and I look a lot more elegant.I'm very jealous of this ability of theirs.

    Originally posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    It's the same with left-handed batsmen. The ball is easier to hit straight when it is angled across you and also it is easier to play the cut and guide.
    I've noticed it too. It also seems as if its easier for a leftie to hit the ball really fine than a right-hander.

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    The same with football, all the sweetest strikers of the ball are left footed. Must be some random genetics.
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    I'm not saying that left-handers are more elegant than the right-handers in international cricket. It's just that all of them have it. Its inborn. This is what confuses me.

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    Maybe it is a perception that left handers actually look better than right handers....as the majority of the population are right handers, to see a leftie play is something different, so it is better looking......just throwing a suggestion out there!

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    Originally posted by SquidAU
    Maybe it is a perception that left handers actually look better than right handers....as the majority of the population are right handers, to see a leftie play is something different, so it is better looking......just throwing a suggestion out there!

    Not sure I agree with you I think its just some propoganda to make "kak" handers feel more secure about themselves...

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    I can't believe no one has picked this up yet...

    Matthew Hayden is a left hander... :saint:
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    (If you don't know what I'm on about, then of course you haven't seen him bat)

    Gilchrist isn't exactly elegent either.

    I would say Fleming and Lara are quite elegent, Lara more so.

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    Originally posted by Rik
    I can't believe no one has picked this up yet...

    Matthew Hayden is a left hander... :saint:

    I cant believe you didnt pick up on the fact that ive already mentioned this And Gilly... In fact, Mark Waugh aside, the aussies dont produce many elegant cricketers....

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