RE: SA Chokers?
October 01, 2012, 08:11:08
Arthur, there seems to be a consitency problem. Ironically Levi has been our best batsman in the tournament if you look at runs scored so far through the whole tournament but he has not been good, on that note, none of our batsmen have been good. Our second best batsman of the tournament has been JP Duminy and he has notorious problems with spin very ironic. Althoug both of them have been our best they have not been good at all, as they are lying really low on the ac[removed]ulative runs scored sheet.
On another note, regarding Levi, he will always be a high risk choice. Due to the nature of how he bats, he aint there to score alot of runs he is there to score fast at the outset. and hopefully pile on a few runs very quickly to put the opposition on the backfoot, this is very effective when he succeeds when he fails which is just as likley you need good supporting shows around him. The idea is right, the execution is not, as all the batsman around him should take up the supporting role. He is not supposed to score alot of runs, he is supposed to score at a high runrate. He is also not supposed to be our highest run getter thus the indication is towards his opening partner and number 3 and 4 that fail to regularly. Again the expectation from Levi is not to score alot of runs, once we understand that strategy we understand why Gary picks him.