SA’s batting: Free your mind and your assets will follow

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SA’s batting: Free your mind and your assets will follow

Batting orders should be fluid, able to be changed at a moment’s notice, not stuck as we are in a linear logjam

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How many players have batted in all 11 positions in men’s Test cricket? Out of the 2,989 who have taken guard in the 2,365 matches yet seen, three.

Syd Gregory, Wilfred Rhodes and Vinoo Mankad are the only members of maybe the most exclusive club in the game. They are the top 0.100368016058883 percentile.

Cricket being the anally obsessive silliness it is, that’s hardly surprising. The bounder! How dare he assume, just because he swats an old ball and tired bowlers about down there at No 6, he is also capable of opening the batting? Has the man no idea of his station in life?..

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