Originally posted by xagversum
A few days ago there was a story about lefties taking over the batting world. Other than the round-the-wicket tactics, there doesn't seem to be an obvious way to counter this - it's much more easy for right-handers to bat left-handed than it is for right-handers to bowl left-handed, so it seems left-handed batters will always outnumber lefty bowlers. Having lots of lefty batsmen doesn't guarantee success of course as the Windies shows, but imagine what Hussey might achieve if he could open the batting with Gilchrist.:confused:
That said, Smith is regularly being taken out LBW by fast swingers from Lee.
He takes a middle-and-leg guard and that is asking for trouble when facing someone with Lee's pace.
India 52/1 with Pathan on the burning deck.
Back to the TV.