A name game
Assume you're England's coach.
Q: What do you call a "batsman" who scores @ 24 runs an innings
, after 73 ODI innings? (I prefer using runs per inning rather than runs per completed inning)
A: You call him one of your top players.
Q: What do you call a batsman who's made 25% of his career runs
against the combined might of Bangladesh, Namibia, Netherlands and Zimbabwe?
A: You say he can make a huge difference to your side
Q: What do you call a side which won "60%" of its games in 2004
(W 12 L 8 NR 1 overall, but a record of W 7 L 8 NR 1 against teams not named Zimbabwe - 43.75% effectively) and "45%" in 2005
(W 8 L 10 T 2 NR 2, but a record of W 5 L 10 T 2 NR 2 against teams not named Bangladesh - 26.3% effectively)
A: You say the side was heading in the right direction to put up a very good performance at the World Cup
Q: What do you call a "batsman"
whose last 10 ODI scores are 1, 57, 0, 0*, 0, 59, 1, 15, 26 and 17
A: You say that he's put up very consistent performances at the top of the order.Read/Listen
. Then react the way you want.
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