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Openers in SA vs SA post SA readmission

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Interesting thing is few of them are left handers..  This can be a coincidence. But they have better averages.  Strauss/Warner/Hughes/Hayden/Gayle/Cook/Tresochik/ Katich/Toffee Kumar/Gambhir. They have all done okay. Infact Gauti has the highest average by an opener from India in SA. 3 fifties in 4 innings.   Sanga made 98 when he opened the innings. Ofcourse there are exceptions. Still it is an interesting point to note. How valuable it is to have a left hander as opener. Rory burns averages 46.50 in one test.

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2 minutes ago, kubrickian said:

Its not that straightforward to compare averages and think one has done better than the other. For instance, the conditions in current tour are probably the most bowler friendly I have seen compared to previous tours of SA. 


My theory is Steyn was one of the finest outswing bowler ever. That effect gets lessened when he is up against a left hander. Infact most of the South African right handers take the ball away from right handers. 

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