> It is not the Warne or anybody else. It was Pakistani Batsmen like
>Jawed Miandad who used to play with bodth pad and bat and On top of that
>Pakistani Umpires made spinners look useless in Pakistan. But now With
Yeah, right, all those New Zealand umpires were also from Pakistan --
take a look at JM's average in NZ... Also, Pakistan was the first
country to begin using neutral umpires on a regular basis (and for a
long time, would use neutral umpires at home, but not away), and I
didn't see Miandad's average drop..
And as for using your pad, the classic way to play spinners is with
the bat *and* pad, using your pad intelligently as a second line of
defense (for example, making sure its outside off against an offie, or
just plain in the way against a leggie:-) -- try playing spinners with
only your bat, and you won't have long to stay at the crease...
>neutral unpires things are different. It is not Pakistani
>batting which has specialists against spin attack But it is The India
>batsmen who are master of facing that kind of bowling. And they have
>already given enough demosntration of that.
>Wath out for Indians now They are on a roll up and down doe'nt matter.
While India may be better at facing spin bowling, that remains to be
determined; until they negotiate Warne (and I don't count what
happened in Sydney) or Mushtaq in a test, no proof exists. And
besides, Warne was very impressive against Sidhu, supposed the best or
second-best player of spin in India... And that was in an ODI, where
he would have been quite limited -- a Test is quite different. While
Kambli did take him apart, that was when the match was all but won,
and he could afford to take risks.. Tests may be a completely
different story altogether..
I'm not saying that Warne will bundle out India -- I certainly hope
that India whacks him (and all other bowlers) all over the field, but
we have to wait... And besides, the last time I checked WI didn't
have any world class spinner, so the upcoming tour will prove nothing
regarding their ability versus spin..
PS: I think Shane Warne has proved that he is the goods. IMO, it
question is no longer "how will Warne do against India" but "how will
the Indian batsman tackle Warne"
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