4th Test | India vs England at Mumbai (Match thread)

Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

07 Dec 2016, 17:02 #11

Maybe the eye dominance changes when you reach a certain age. Perhaps Galey could try and change hands and make a playing comeback.

As Gary Ballance isn't likely to be doing any proper batting for a while maybe he should try it too!.
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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

07 Dec 2016, 19:26 #12

Nice analysis Dave but you omit Rashid I think.

It's interesting that I often think of Yorkshire having a plethora of left handlers with Lyth, Lees, Gale, Ballance, Siddy, Willey, Lehmann, Head yet in the current squad half of the test right handed batters are Root Bairstow Rashid with Plunkett in the odi reckoning.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

07 Dec 2016, 19:39 #13

How amazing that of all the players in India I should forget our Rash!
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 11:24

07 Dec 2016, 20:37 #14

I read somewhere that one reason lefties are more prolific in sports could be that right handers are more common. At amatuer level atleast, there will be more right handed bowlers and batsmen and so they become more predictable to play against and thus left handers find it easier to excel. By professional level in most sports there is roughly an even split compared to the general population where right handedness is obviously correct. I mean, more prevalent.

Take the above with a pinch of salt. I may have read it in a respectable scientific paper, on the other hand I may have read it in heat magazine. I can't recall.
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

08 Dec 2016, 00:28 #15

I think it is probably to do with how the different sides of the brain process information from the nerves and senses.

High skills in hand-eye coordination probably go with a dominant right (or left, I can never remember) hemisphere, and this creates a disproportionate number of highly-skilled left handed players.
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Joined: 28 Dec 2003, 02:48

08 Dec 2016, 00:35 #16

India from: V Kohli*, R Ashwin, RA Jadeja, B Kumar, A Mishra, Mohammed Shami, KK Nair, MK Pandey, PA Patel†, CA Pujara, KL Rahul, I Sharma, M Vijay, J Yadav, UT Yadav

England Squad: AN Cook*, MM Ali, JM Anderson, JM Bairstow†, JT Ball, GS Ballance, GJ Batty, SCJ Broad, JC Buttler†, LA Dawson, BM Duckett, ST Finn, KK Jennings, AU Rashid, JE Root, BA Stokes, CR Woakes
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Joined: 10 Feb 2014, 19:23

08 Dec 2016, 05:41 #17

Jennings gets 50 on debut after being dropped on 0.Has looked solid with a couple of decent drives.

A surfeit of openers? If he and Hameed worked out how about Cook,Hameed, Jennings, Root as the top 4?
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

08 Dec 2016, 08:30 #18

Reverse sweep to bring up his century. Well he's had a bit of luck but sounds pretty solid since then. Good start but still waiting for England to stuff it up.
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Joined: 28 Apr 2014, 00:12

08 Dec 2016, 09:00 #19

Well done Jennings, maybe now the selectors will believe in form shown in the first division.
I still wonder how Leach would have fared.
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08 Dec 2016, 10:25 #20

Starting to look like a pitch where you would like to have 3 spinners in your team. Oops.
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