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    Who were the technically best batsmen to average under 50 in Test cricket?

    In this list I am ranking in order of merit the technically best batsmen of all time in test cricket who averaged under 50.It is not ranking them on basis of overall merit or statistics but only level of technical perfection.


    1.Hanif Mohammad
    2.Vijay Merchant
    3.Colin Cowdrey
    4.Geoff Boycott
    5.Frank Worrell
    6.Martin Crowe
    7.Lawrence Rowe
    8.Peter May
    9.Rohan Kanhai
    10.Alvin Kalicharan
    11.Glen Turner
    12.Aravinda De'Silva
    13.Mark Waugh
    14.Mohinder Amarnath
    15.Ted Dexter
    16.Gundappa Vishwanath
    17.Zaheer Abbas
    18.Gordon Greenidge
    19.Conrad Hunte
    20.Desmond Haynes

    Hanif was simply a batting model and simply technical perfection personified Merchant was never beaten by the new ball and mastered wet pitches.Boycott was like a boulder.Cowdrey,Worrell and Crowe ,Kanhai ,De Silva ,May,Waugh etc could take the best bowling attacks to the sword but still reveal glorious technique.Amarnath played the greatest West Indian pace quartet better than any great batsmen ever in 1983 in the Carribean itself as well as Imran at his best in Pakistan in 1983-83.Zaheer Abbas and Vishwnath superbly blended wristwork with technical skill while Greenidge on his day resembled a bulldozer and technician rolled into one.Lawrence Rowe and Mark Waugh technically could match strides with Greg Chappell able to dissect the ball through every part of the field with the skil of a sculptor.Alvin Kalicharn wa slie a left-handed Kanhai displaying great technical organization.

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    where is inzi?

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    That's fine.. but what about the best batsmen under 5'7 to have scored between 36 and 87 in 54% of their innings playing under cloudy skies and a raging turner against an attack featuring 2 spinners averaging under 35 and 2 fast bowlers averaging over 30? That's the real question.

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    Well i would like to add Carl Hooper to the list , unsure if most technically correct but he was most elegent and talented cricket i have seen with avg of just 36 in test cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proactive_ View Post
    That's fine.. but what about the best batsmen under 5'7 to have scored between 36 and 87 in 54% of their innings playing under cloudy skies and a raging turner against an attack featuring 2 spinners averaging under 35 and 2 fast bowlers averaging over 30? That's the real question.
    you forgot the bowlers heights and the altitude level and the length of grass on the pitch and continent and ...


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    Salim Malik and Aravinda De Silva come to mind.

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    Ian Bell's technique is quite highly (over?)rated, I believe. He averaged just 42.69 in Tests.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad10 View Post
    Ian Bell's technique is quite highly (over?)rated, I believe. He averaged just 42.69 in Tests.
    He was pretty and stylish, which fooled selectors for years. His technique itself is nothing special, which is why it failed under pressure so often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diffusion View Post
    He was pretty and stylish, which fooled selectors for years. His technique itself is nothing special, which is why it failed under pressure so often.
    Sounds like a superior right-handed version of our very own CLH.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad10 View Post
    Ian Bell's technique is quite highly (over?)rated, I believe. He averaged just 42.69 in Tests.
    He underachieved. Should have averaged 50 . But didn't have the mentality.

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