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    Name a country, then name the best ever batting tail they produced

    Like, name a country and name the era where their tail was peaking.


    I remember in the late 90s and early 00s for SA, Boucher-Klusener-Pollock would rotate between 7-8-9 and when Boje was in their @ 10 they batted bloody deep.
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    England had
    Bairstow Ali Woakes Broad Finn in the first test of this series

    at 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

    Which is first class double centurions at 7/8, a bloke with 8 first class hundreds at 9, a bloke with a test match 150 at ten and even the 11 has a half century in tests.

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    Anytime we didn't have Chris Martin in the side

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    you can still have a **** number 11 and an awesome tail. See - the SA example I gave (with Donald @ 11 lol) or when Warne-Lee-Dizzy @ 8-9-10 meant it didn't matter that McGrath sucked
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    England's lower order bating was a significant factor is he side reaching number 1 in 2011.
    Prior, Bresnan, Swann, Broad and Anderson iirc.

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    any tails so strong they forced a genuine number 8 batsman down to 11?

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    SA's strongest tail was after Donald retired and they didn't have specialist bowlers to replace him with. They'd turn up with an attack of Pollock, Klusener, McMillan and Symcox
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    Quote Originally Posted by 91Jmay View Post
    England had
    Bairstow Ali Woakes Broad Finn in the first test of this series

    at 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

    Which is first class double centurions at 7/8, a bloke with 8 first class hundreds at 9, a bloke with a test match 150 at ten and even the 11 has a half century in tests.
    This has been stronger on paper than in practice IMO. Certainly Prior/Bresnan/Broad/Swann/Anderson from 2011-12 was stupidly overpowered in terms of what they actually did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    This has been stronger on paper than in practice IMO. Certainly Prior/Bresnan/Broad/Swann/Anderson from 2011-12 was stupidly overpowered in terms of what they actually did.
    They also did it over a reasonable period of time. perhaps apart from Bresnan, who I don't think played that many tests.

    Over the current lower order, Bairstow is only playing his 3rd game at number 7, Woakes only played that one game and we're still not sure whether Broad is back to how he was before being marmalised in 2013-14 and hit on the head against India.

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    Australia - Bradman, McCabe, Darling, Sievers, Oldfield
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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Australia - Bradman, McCabe, Darling, Sievers, Oldfield
    Not quite an era though. One innings wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpdavid View Post
    Not quite an era though. One innings wasn't it?
    Yeah the one in Melbourne, I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    This has been stronger on paper than in practice IMO. Certainly Prior/Bresnan/Broad/Swann/Anderson from 2011-12 was stupidly overpowered in terms of what they actually did.
    That line up has played one game to be fair (where the tail did wag fairly well).

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    The Aussie tail is pretty strong at the moment. Guys like Hazlewood and Lyon would bat at 8 for some other Test teams.

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    England's "strongest ever batting side" of 1902 had 11 batsmen who'd scored first-class hundreds: the tail was Hirst, Jessop, Braund, Lockwood, Rhodes.
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