14 November 2007

Your best openers or your best batsmen

Question is, do you pick the two best openers in your XI, or do you pick your best batsmen and demand that two of them open the innings?

Jaffer and Karthik are certain for the XI for the first Test against Pakistan. But are they both good enough to be in a side that could potentially leave Laxman, Yuvraj or Ganguly or any combination of them, on the bench?

4 comments:

Ottayan said...

Is'nt opening a specialists position?

KP said...

Opening partnership is so crucial...as its proven we won the series in england....i think yuvi great...but no he unfortunately doesnt have place in the test...:)

Uncle J rod said...

I think you need good openers, if not for this series, but for the long haul.

Sportsfreak said...

Well if you take the Bracewell approach, you take a middle-order batsman who has almost cut it at test level, play them as an opener for 2-3 tests, and then give them the flick totally when it inevitably falls over.

Otherwise you could do the sensible thing and pick specialist openers.