Sehwag opener or middle order bat ?
January 5, 2007 9:59am CST
Recent series with South africa has exposed sehwag's ability to handle new ball as he plays his naturally aggressive game and in the process edges to moving ball. But lower down the order, he plays spinner very well and also pacers as ball dont swing. Whats ur choice?
10 Jan 07
it is not that he flopped just in SA but he has a continued bad run, which is worrying. If saurav and sachin can open againone dayers, who still have record of scoring most runs as opening partners. Sehwag could be very destructive in middle overs as he players spinners very well but in initial overs he is going for his shots too early as a result getting out
6 Jan 07
i think it would be too harsh as he has done well over a period of time scores centuries in last series against west indies and had couple of good knocks in one dayers when rest of batsmen falied except yuvraj. We probably expect too much from him, if he has to be dropped then maybe sachin and dravid should be dropped and we should hope that they make a comeback like ganguly
5 Jan 07
Surely he has been in the worst form of his career.But with the kind of not so good technique he has, he's always been suspect against new ball even when he was scoring runs in tons. But as experts like sunil gavaskar say when batsman like sehwag go out of form, its more difficult for them to get back to form as they don't have good technique. Sehwag will get dropped from tests for sure but not from one dayers as he's always been in guru greg's plans for the world cup.
6 Jan 07
sehwag is always struggled with swing. To play swing bowling you need to have better footwrk sehwag doesnt have that, I think he should come in the middle order atleast in test matches, that is only way he can be fit in the current indian team
6 Jan 07
Sehwag started his batting career as a middle order batsman.His batting style is very much suitable for old bowl wen ball doesnt swing as much as new ball.He can face spine attack very well so he shuld be middle order batsman.
5 Jan 07
Yes, its very important to alter player's poistions according to its abilities and short coming, unfortunatley this is not applied in internationall cricket, even by australia, the players who can play the new ball (swing) very well should be promoted to each and every one who cannot do that ! Beleive me if teams start to follow to send players at sutiable conditions with the ball, the bowling will be more difficult !