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Is Gill a bit like Barry Richards?

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Barry could excel against the likes of Lillee unlike some of the other openers of his era. Gill has started on a promising note by excelling against a very good Aussie attack in their backyard when in the past Indian openers with big reputations have come a cropper over there in similar circumstances. Good comparison :thumb:.

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From whatever little we see here , Gill mostly has a  little back & across movement going back in crease or stands still  while Barry mostly stays where he is or has forward movement . Tries to move towards the ball when playing out side off balls while stays where he is while playing on onside.

Not saying what Gill is doing is wrong, for playing shots gives his stance a good base with his current approach. 

But looking at the problem he has -  getting LBW & Bowled  or playing away from body and getting caught in slips , could be Barry's foot movement be better for him? 

By moving forward and also covering the line of balls , he can play near to the ball line and also can save in LBW as he can meet early before it swings much and also impact could be outside of the off stump.

I think footage mostly from Aus , would be great if we can see footage from ENG  where he made tons of runs in county cricket . Soem time great players use different approach in different conditions .

 

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This is one from Eng county but sadly too much spin bowling.

   Plays well on front foot when playing seam , may be that could be the change Gill may need to do for Eng conditions. 

However we have two canny bowlers in Jimmy & Broad , both are tall and have mastered use of  rising deliveries to get wickets if batsmen come forward often and are able to keep batsmen on the back foot. 

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Barry Richards was technically correct. Gill is not. Look at when he drives, the foot moves, gets planted and immediately the bat goes past the outstretched feet without any gap between bat and pad. Classic technique from the coaching manual. 

 

Too bad apartheid killed his international career or else he would have averaged in ths 60s for sure.

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10 minutes ago, DeepSpace said:

Barry Richards was technically correct. Gill is not. Look at when he drives, the foot moves, gets planted and immediately the bat goes past the outstretched feet without any gap between bat and pad. Classic technique from the coaching manual. 

 

Too bad apartheid killed his international career or else he would have averaged in ths 60s for sure.

This he was considered one of batsman of his time. Gill still has to prove playing in SA, England and NZ.  Even their technique is different. 

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On 3/31/2021 at 8:19 AM, gattaca said:

This he was considered one of batsman of his time. Gill still has to prove playing in SA, England and NZ.  Even their technique is different. 

Barrry Richards scored heavily in the Packer series in the lates 70s and that against quaility bowling. 

 

But one thing I will give credit where it is due. Our current Indian batsmen have no fear, they are not timid like the ones from 70s-90s. They will go toe to toe in terms of competing. But these batsmen do not have the technique of the yesteryears because they play too much pajama cricket.

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