why are captains usually batters

why are captains usually batters

Post by Andrew Fo » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 05:25:28


specifically  why are they batsmen  who bat  1,2 or 3?

there are  few  exceptions??

andrew

 
 
 

why are captains usually batters

Post by SultanOfSwin » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 21:22:08


Quote:
> specifically ?why are they batsmen ?who bat ?1,2 or 3?

> there are ?few ?exceptions??

> andrew

   In present times, Daniel Vettori who is the captain of the New
Zealand
   cricket team generally bats at no. 7. In the past, Kapil Dev who
   captained the Indian cricket team between 1983-87, batted at no. 7
   and Imran Khan, who captained Pakistan batted at no. 6 for most of
   his career.

 
 
 

why are captains usually batters

Post by Luke Curti » Sat, 22 Aug 2009 23:48:38

On Fri, 21 Aug 2009 05:22:08 -0700 (PDT), SultanOfSwing

Quote:


>> specifically why are they batsmen who bat 1,2 or 3?

>> there are few exceptions??

>> andrew

>   In present times, Daniel Vettori who is the captain of the New
>Zealand
>   cricket team generally bats at no. 7. In the past, Kapil Dev who
>   captained the Indian cricket team between 1983-87, batted at no. 7
>   and Imran Khan, who captained Pakistan batted at no. 6 for most of
>   his career.

yes, as he said a few exceptions compared with Vaughan, Hussain,
Strauss, Pietersen, Lara, ponting, Dravid, Ganguly, Tendulkar,
Jayawardene etc, etc, etc....

A captain usually has to be somebody who is a guarenteed selection and
for a batsman your best batsmen will usually be high up the order and
also bowlers have to focus so much on their game that it would be
difficult to be objective about when to use yourself and concentrate
on your own game as well - see Flintoff bowling himself into the
ground against Sri Lanka at Lords a few years back which evenually
ended his test career, he bowled 17 and a massive 51 overs in the 2
consecutive innings.

In the second 199 over f/o innings he did not use Pietersens spin at
all and Collingwood was only used for 9 overs, even the front line
bowlers Mahmood and Plunkett were only used for 76 overs between them.

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why are captains usually batters

Post by skp » Sun, 23 Aug 2009 04:07:32


Quote:

> > specifically ?why are they batsmen ?who bat ?1,2 or 3?

> > there are ?few ?exceptions??

> > andrew

> ? ?In present times, Daniel Vettori who is the captain of the New
> Zealand
> ? ?cricket team generally bats at no. 7. In the past, Kapil Dev who
> ? ?captained the Indian cricket team between 1983-87, batted at no. 7
> ? ?and Imran Khan, who captained Pakistan batted at no. 6 for most of
> ? ?his career.

I know that you were not trying to list all of the exceptions but
Kumble always seems to be overlooked in these discussions.