Thursday, March 1, 2012

Batter of the tour?

For me it’s Azhar Ali

Highest average in the tests

Highest individual score in the tests

Most amount of time at the crease in the tests

Most amount of runs in the tests by a long way

One of 4 players from Pak who made a 50 in the one day series & bear in mind this was effectively his debut one day series

Highest average by Pak batsmen in the one day series with a 58 & 31 in 3 innings, the only Pak batsmen to average in excess of 30

Cook was phenomenal in the ODIs, but was dismissed in single digits 4 times out of 6 during the tests, but didn’t do enough where it mattered in the whites

KP was woeful in the tests, but back to his best in the shorter formats

Misbah was pretty good throughout & regularly amongst the runs in all 3 formats, but Azhar wins this one

The tests carry greater weighting & Azhar was the stand out performer with the bat, but Azhar also did well & produced the goods in the one day format & showed that he can adapt his game to the shorter formats as a technically sound top order batsmen

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