WI DEFEAT (Another Poor batting Performance)

WI DEFEAT (Another Poor batting Performance)

Post by Alexis Nathaniel Hobs » Sun, 06 Aug 1995 04:00:00


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>B Lara: Usually, gets a good score but so far has been unable to win a
>match for the Indies. His good performance in the 4th test may be a sign
>of things to come.

There is only so much one batsman can do. If there isn't enough support anyone
will struggle to win a match by themselves. I mean Lara's lowest series
average ever is in the mid 30's which isn't too bad, against Aus he still
averaged 40 and it didin't have one big score to drag it up. He does typically
seem to struggle to get to 100 from 50 but once he gets there look out, if he
can get over the hurdle of the 50's not being converted he'll go down as one
of the top few bats ever, he's so far probably just outside the 2nd tier of
greats.
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I guess with time Lara will understand that as a great batsman he will
have to play critical innings to win matches. I am not trying to detract
from his good averages but if he had a few more big scores with the same
average WI might have been better off. I some how get the impression
that Lara has been trying to hide from the spot light. A batsman with his
reputation must be able to dictate the outcome of a match every now and then.
Yes he needs support but by way of excuse the other players are awaiting
leadership from their batting sensation!
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The Emperor!